Work

Hahn's work integrates the time-based forms of video with practices of computer imagery and print, animation, virtual reality, installation, and writing. Since the mid 1970s, he has addressed the electronic image as a technological metaphor for perception, memory and dream. As art historian Dominique Radrizzani writes in the catalog Astral Memories of a Flying Man: "It is this luminous realm of dream that Hahn’s great art of light and shadow rediscovers, using video like those infinite eyes which night has opened in us * ... The terrains explored by Hahn are not those of the terrestrial globe anymore, but rather those of the ocular globe, the inward looking hemisphere of the eye."

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Biography

Alexander Hahn (b. 1954, Rapperswil, Switzerland) is an electronic media artist. A graduate of the Zurich University of Arts with a degree in art education (1979), he participated in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York (1981).

He lives and works in Zürich and New York.


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