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Collection

Bruce Nauman

(United States of America 06 Dec 1941 – )

Title
Revolving upside down
Year
1969
Media categories
Time-based media, DVD, Video
Materials used
video, black and white, sound, 61 min
Dimensions
Credit
Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 2007
Accession number
308.2007
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)

Exhibition history (1)

2008 Biennale of Sydney: revolutions-forms that turn, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, 18 Jun 2008–07 Sep 2008