Ann Hamilton: Landmarks Commission Public Art Project

Internationally recognized artist Ann Hamilton will photograph members of the Austin community as part of Landmarks’ commission to create public art for the new Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.

Hamilton’s images are taken through a semi-opaque membrane that renders in focus only what it touches. Select photographs will be printed in a special edition newspaper and on permanent enamel panels to be installed in Dell Medical School buildings opening in 2016.

The public is invited to observe Hamilton at work at the Jones Center and to participate on a first-come, first-served basis. Along with portraits, she will also photograph hand gestures. The smoothing of a sheet, the support of an elbow, fingertips registering a pulse: these are all hands engaged in giving care. You may wish to bring a tool, object, or gesture that, for you, demonstrates an expression or practice of caregiving.