Between Being and Becoming: A Review of Gordon Hall at the Renaissance Society
A performance review of Gordon Hall’s installation, Brothers and Sisters, at the Renaissance Society, Chicago.
EXCERPT: "Becoming, being, and being with—this is the bodily vernacular of Gordon Hall’s installation and performance, “Brothers and Sisters,” staged at the Renaissance Society. An array of demurely-sized but colorful new objects made by Hall, as well as one collaboration with Octavius Neveaux, are arranged throughout the gallery, sitting, leaning and folded along the contours of the space. “Leaning Object (Blue),” a long, slender cerulean cylinder precariously creeps up the wall, pivoting on its slight tilt off the floor. Not far away are the deep indigo pilings of dyed cotton titled “Fold (II),” which accumulate on the floor like an evenly-paced tidal flow. Its dark pigmentation is interrupted by dusty residue or wear from prior touch; this object is meant to be used."