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Collection

Bruce Nauman

(United States of America 06 Dec 1941 – )

Title
Lip sync
Year
1969
Media categories
Time-based media, DVD, Video
Materials used
video, black and white, sound, 57 min
Dimensions
Credit
Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 2007
Accession number
309.2007
Location
Not on display
Further information

With the camera mounted upside down, framing only his mouth and neck, Nauman repeats the phrase "lip sync" over and over in loud whisper. Sound and image are intentionally unsynchronized, while the upside-down view of his lips and tongue in action provides a further disorienting quality to the work.
(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