"Susan Hiller's An Entertainment, 1990 - four
video projectors and sound in a square room - is 26 minutes long,
during which huge coloured images... are thrown against the wall;
the soundtrack evokes a seaside audience as well as the murderous
doings of Mr. Punch with his thrusting nose; entertainment clichés
("Oh yes he is! Oh no he isn't!") are menacingly intoned.
Memories of Edward Munch and James Ensor... and the cruel caricatures
of Regency London all spring to mind in Hiller's absorbing disquition
on ritual and myth, vicious comedy, violence and death. The brutality
of what passes for entertainment still erupts in London life, and
Hiller has unnervingly traced one of its histories."