Revolving upside down
United States of America
06 Dec 1941 -
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)
Shown in 2 exhibitions
2008 Biennale of Sydney: revolutions-forms that turn, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, 18 Jun 2008–07 Sep 2008
Art as a verb or How to do things with art, Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield East, 03 Oct 2014–13 Dec 2014