Susan Hiller's major solo show,
Recall: Selected Works 1969-2004 was exhibited at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art from 1 May - 18 July 2004. This large-scale exhibition occupied 3 floors and presented over 20 works
The making of the piece involved an extensive period of research as well
as the participation of volunteers of all ages, who translated one text
each into their native language and then read the texts for recordings
which were made in a purpose-built sound studio at BALTIC.
Level 4 is a notoriously difficult space to fill. Rather than use sculptural objects or projects, Hiller chose to fill the room with sound. Speakers were placed within the columns at two different heights. Carefully choreographed voices would start off as gentle murmurs before building to a crescendo.