Picture Story

1979, 6:26 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. Hill writes that Picture Story is "structured upon a hierarchical ladder of meaning, starting with the mechanistic and ending with a vision which pinpoints an `insignificant' intersection of image and language concerning the d-r-a-w-i-n-g." Using letters as his visual and textual source, he "draws" relationships between linguistics and video via the mapping of a short narrative that ends with a structural joke.