Bruce Nauman

(United States of America 06 Dec 1941 – )

Revolving upside down

Location
Not on display
Further information

A stationary camera set upside down and framing a long shot of the studio records Nauman, with his hands clasped behind his back, repeating a series of steps similar to those of 'Slow Angle Walk (Beckett Walk)'. The curious exercise combines pirouettes, goose steps, and crabbed, angled arabesques. The inverted image further disorients our sense of the maneuvers, which appear to be taking place on the ceiling.
(Electronic Arts Intermix website, http://www.eai.org accessed 7/9/11)

Year
1969
Media
Time-based media, DVD, Video
Medium
video, black and white, sound, 61 min
Credit
Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 2007
Accession number
308.2007