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WILKINS HILL

Lemurs, roswell, wheat, pyramids, mosquitoes, yellow skin, humans that lay eggs, bestiality, nazi aryanism

2 – 30 April 2011

Lemurs, roswell, wheat, pyramids, mosquitoes, yellow skin, humans that lay eggs, bestiality, nazi aryanism (2009) is a nine-part videowork that was created by Wilkins Hill over a six month period whilst living between Berlin and Paris. Based on the theme of language translation, the artists utilised automated translation websites, voice recognition and text-to-speech software to generate an abstract narration concerning the American psychic medium J.Z. Knight. With original sound and video that was recorded in Germany, Italy, Switzerland and France, the work is offered by the artists as “a pessimistic metaphor for communication.” 

Wilkins Hill is a collaboration between Wendy Wilkins and Wes Hill that began in 2000. Wendy is currently studying her Masters of Fine Art with Prof. Matt Mullican at the Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg. Wes is a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Queensland. They live in Hamburg, Germany.