Thursday, July 30, 2015

Bruce Naumann | Walk with Contrapposto

Bruce Naumann
Walk with Contrapposto
Berlin, Germany: Edition Deutsche Guggenheim, 2003
15 x 15 x 2 cm
Edition of 20 of signed and numbered copies

In this sixty-minute video from 1968, Nauman attempts to maintain the contrapposto pose (counterpose) associated with classical sculpture, while walking down a long, narrow corridor of his own making. In the position, the figure stands with most of its weight on one foot so that its shoulders and arms twist off-axis from the hips and legs.

The video was issued on DVD for the first time by the Deutsche Guggenheim to coincide with their exhibition Bruce Nauman: Theaters of Experience in 2003. It was housed between two pieces of embossed wood and priced at € 540.

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