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Title

Lip sync

1969


Artist

Bruce Nauman

United States of America

06 Dec 1941 -


About

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, 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: 00:57:00 min; aspect ratio: 4:3


Credit

Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 2007


Location

Not on display


Accession number

309.2007


Artist information

Bruce Nauman

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history