Full Circle (formerly Ring Modulation)

1978, 3:38 min, color, sound

In his works from the late 1970s, Hill continues to construct a dialogue of sound and image, devising analogies between linguistics and electronic phenomena. In Full Circle, the screen is divided into three sections: a close-up of hands bending a metal rod into a circle; a full-image view of this figure; and an electronically generated circular image, which is created by Hill's vocalization of an "Ah" sound. The result is a tension between sculpting physical material and "sculpting" with electronics.