Nauman himself never believed in any such thing about mystic truths, but one thing we can be sure of is that the wish to believe persists. We think that art can change us and change the world. That it has secrets, that it is an oracle.
This artist was the one that inspired me when my creativity came back to me in abundance, I visited the Tate and when I took a look at her work, it gave me a big message and understanding of where my art work was heading, you see I returned to College there was not not a way of training that would guide me to where I needed to be, I did not fit into the boxes that society and Training offers. Hense I felt a little confused. Hillers work inspired me to get to know myself a little better.
Susan Hiller‘s work often deals with strange phenomena, misplaced belief, arcane rituals, mistaken ideas, collective and individual hallucinations. This in part accounts for her work’s appeal. Even if we are not all suckers under the skin, the power of the irrational is a big draw. For all her decades as an artist, Hiller’s curiosity in the world remains that of the anthropologist she once trained as.
So thank you Susan Hiller.