Currently on view at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco is “Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities” featuring Susan Hiller and Daria Martin. How can memory destabilize our perception of the present and our understanding of the realities that inform it? In considering this question and others, “Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities” draws upon works by the two artists who’s respective artistic practices resist the security that a single, finite reality provides, and instead propose that parallel, alternative, and corrective realities can alter the way we perceive the past, present, and future. Whether through a mining of mythologies, a meditation on the efficacy of artificial intelligence, or the representation of inexplicable, paranormal phenomena, Hiller and Martin both employ destabilizing forces to expand our awareness of our own perception and how it shapes our collective knowledge and daily experiences.
“Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities” is on view through March 29, 2014.
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