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Title

Revolving upside down

1969


Artist

Bruce Nauman

United States of America

06 Dec 1941 -


About

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 manoeuvres, which appear to be taking place on the ceiling.
(Electronic Arts Intermix, http://www.eai.org accessed 7/9/11)


Details


Date

1969


Media category

Time-based art


Materials used

digital tape (betacam) shown as single channel digital video, black and white, sound


Dimensions

duration: 0:61:00 min; aspect ratio: 4:3


Credit

Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 2007


Location

Not on display


Accession number

308.2007


Artist information

Bruce Nauman

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history