3 identical displays (70” diagonal), 4080 x 768 QuickTime file, computer, multi-display adapter, speaker and assorted cables
A blown glass bomb reminiscent of the infamous “Fat Man” was dropped from a height of approximately 30 feet and recorded with a high-speed camera. The bomb becomes a multi-faceted mediation on anticipation oscillating between inconceivable devestation and the vulnerability of the now manifested glass form. In effect we finally see a kind of deconstruction from the ultimate symbol of power to a slow spectacle of shattering glass. A descending Shepard’s tone accompanies the falling object.
James Harris Gallery, Silicon Valley Contemporary Art Fair, San Jose, California, April 10-13, 2014
“Gary Hill: Depth Charge,” Lia Rumma Gallery, Milan, February 26 – April 22, 2015
Beijing Media Art Biennale, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China, September 25 — October 9, 2016
Graves, Jen. "Gary Hill Drops a Bomb (My That's a Pretty Explosion You Have There)" The Stranger/slog (Feb 14,2014)
Graves, Jen. "The Matter of Where You Drop a Symbolic Bomb" The Staranger/slog (March 6, 2014)
Tagliafierro, Marco. "Critics Picks_Gary Hill: Lia Rumma, Milan." Art Forum (March, 2015)