Essays About Doug Hall's Work

1984 – John Hanhardt, Machinery for the Reeducation of a Delinquent Dictator,  The New American Filmmakers Series #19, Whitney Museum of American Art

1987 – Kathy Rae Huffman, Videoworks by Doug Hall, catalog essay, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

1987 – Robert Riley, Doug Hall: The Spectacle of Image, catalog essay, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

1990 – Bill Berkson, Invocations of the Surge Protector, Art Forum and Qua Books

1991 – Sara MacDonald, Sara MacDonald Interviews Doug Hall, Offramp Magazine, Southern California Institute of Architecture

1993 – Lawrence Rinder, UNIVERSITY, Matrix 158, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive

1993 – Barrett Watten, Making the Social Sublime: Doug Hall's Recent Work in the Public Sphere, catalog essay, Out of Place, Vancouver Art Gallery

1993 – Art at the Armory: Occupied Territory, catalog essay, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

2000 – Meredith Tromble, catalog interview, Flintridge Foundation, Awards for the Visual Arts

2002 – Anna Novakov, Doug Hall: Landscapes and Leisurescapes, Art Press 267

2003 – Catalog interview by architectural historian, Richard Tuttle, InFinite Spaces, Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University

2003 – Erik Neil, Allegories of the City, catalog essay, InFinite Spaces, Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University

2005 – Maria Porges, Doug Hall: Rena Bransten Gallery, exhibition review, Art Forum

2007 – Glenn Phillips, The Eternal Frame, catalog interview of Doug Hall and Chip Lord, California Video, J. Paul Getty Museum

2008 – Carol Kino, A Moment in History: Recaptured for a Second Time, The New York Times

2008 – Robert Riley, Doug Hall's Moscow Pictures, unpublished essay

2010 – Lisa Sutcliffe, Doug Hall Interview, SFMOMA Online Blog

2012 – Sam Whiting, Big Video at Fort Point's 'International Orange', San Francisco Chronicle

2014 _ Jordan G. Teicher, Doug Hall: Bodies in Space, Photograph

2015 – Jonathan Curiel, Hall Monitors: '70s Video Art Pioneer Doug Hall is Back, SF Weekly

2015 – Annie Tittiger, You Really Need to Go See Doug Hall's 'The Terrible Uncertainty of the Thing Described,' San Francisco Magazine

2015 – Maria Porges, Doug Hall: The Terrible Uncertainty of the Thing Described, Art Practical

2016 Tim Keane, Bohemian Rhapsody: The Love Songs of Franz Kafka, Hyperallergic



Essays Written by Doug Hall

1982 – Ronald Reagan: The Politics of Image, Video 80 Magazine #4, San Francisco Video Festival

1986 – Thoughts on Landscape in Nature and Industry, Resolutiion: A Critique of Video Art, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

1993 – The GDR Project: Notes on the Photographs, exhibition catalog essay

1995 – Thoughts on Neighborhood Watch, exhibition catalog essay

1997 – Notes on Walter Benjamin, text for a graduate seminar in the visual arts

1999 – Notes to a Rebellious Class, text for a graduate seminar in the visual arts

2000 – Shibuya, unpublished notes

2001 – On the Occassion of Crossing a Street in Hanoi, unpublished notes

2005 – Concerning the Opera Houses, unpublished thoughts on the photographs

2006 – The Impulse to Order, Public talk at SFMOMA in conjunction with the exhibition, Imposing Order: Contemporary Photography and the Archive

2007 – On Mediate Immediacy, excerpt from a catalog essay

2000-2009 – Short Statements, diverse unpublished notes

2010 – Scenes from a Western Movie, unpublished thoughts on the western landscape photographs

2010 – Notes on Jacques Ranciere and Emancipation, unpublished notes for a graduate seminar in the visual arts