Susan Hiller, video still from “The Last Silent Movie,” 2007.
© Susan Hiller. Courtesy the artist and Timothy Taylor Gallery, London.
Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is proud to present the Canadian premiere of the installation The Last Silent Movie by legendary conceptual artist Susan Hiller. Composed of a video projection and a series of etchings, this installation is based upon archival recordings of some of the last remaining speakers of twenty-five extinct or endangered languages. The result is both a memorial to and a protest against irredeemable loss.
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