Susan Hiller's "The J. Street Project" demonstrates
the capacity of a good idea to draw alarming cumulative power from
ostensibly matter-of-fact material.
During an artist's residency in Berlin, Hiller,
an American long based in London, happened upon Judenstrasse - Jews
Street - and found the name troubling enough that she set about three
years of travel throughout Germany to document every street and place
name containing the prefix Juden-.
"The J. Street Project" resulted: an "index" of 303 color photographs,
plus a map keyed to the various place names, and a slightly more than
hourlong color video.
Read the complete review in The San Francisco Chronicle.