Benjamin in root
Not long ago, concept artist Bruce Nuuman had a mouse problem in his studio.
In the evening, he will close during the day and come back the next morning to find rat feces and other unwelcome evidence --hours visits.
As a result, he installed infrared cameras in several locations in the studio to track these night activities.
The edited video tape becomes "drawing studio I (
John Cage)” (2001)
This is a multi-projector unit and is now in the Lighthouse exhibition of "Bruce Nuoman", a revival and extended display of his work downstairs in Dia: Beacon.
Not surprisingly, sixhour-
Long cycle of video tape (
Run one on each of the four projectors)
It's not that interesting to see.
Occasionally, strange moths will fly around in space, and from time to time there will be artist Wells
Feed the cat around.
I have never seen a mouse.
But there's more happening here, and the most important of all is the way the arrangement is projected around the walls of a large empty room in order to mimic the exact location of the camera around the artist's studio.
The result is an ellipse.
The creation of the artist's studio captures the traces of daily activities, proving this by the progress of what he is doing.
"Mapping studio" is quite typical sir.
Nauman's work explores issues related to artistic creation activities and artist roles.
In the 1960s s, he began to create these types of introspection works, from a series of single
Monitor videos of long physical performances.
A few of them are shown here, depicting an upside-down young artist who repeatedly stamping his feet, or walking in the opposite position, or sometimes walking backwards along the diagonal.
Like Crazy Sports Video
Jane Fonda met Freddy Kruger in the nightmare of Elm Street.
"To avoid the work sounding like a joke, let me notice it quickly
The 65-year-old is one of the most influential artists in the past 25 years.
Born in Fort Wayne, Ind.
He studied art in Wisconsin and Los Angeles, where he first exhibited in 1966.
Since then, he has developed an important institution for conceptual performances, videos and sculptures that are both intellectually powerful and creative.
He attended every important international art exhibition and won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale, the world's most prestigious contemporary art event, in 1999.
He lives on a ranch near N. Galisteo. M.
Besides art, he planted horses there.
The advertisement is Mr.
Nauman's work is so original and so disturbing, and it's the way he fits into the audience to participate, set up video and sculpture installations, inviting the audience to interact with it.
"Corridor installation (
Nick Wilder installation)” (1970)
It was one of his earliest works.
This is a series of narrow corridors made of wall panels with surveillance cameras and enclosed
Circuit video system that works like an electronic mirror: you walk along the corridor and finally have a blank display, just seeing yourself on the display moving forward gradually.
To some extent, these works skillfully manipulate the mental state of the audience.
The audience entered the device without knowing what was going to happen, thinking that they were looking at a piece of art, but found that, in a metaphorical sense, artists and art were actually looking at them.
I was upset to see myself on the video monitor here and even got stuck with this experience because there was no way to escape the surveillance camera without leaving the installation.
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The "corridor installation" of this exhibition has been reinstalled, and the same is true of "drawing studio maps.
Both of them look much better, especially the "mapping studio ".
"First of all, it is more closed, replacing the old, temporary, translucent graffiti wall partitions with opaque walls.
This improves the sound quality of the video and also makes the projected image look brighter.
They send out a strange green light that not only produces a bright reflection on the wall, but also in the studio space, at night, alone, secretly waiting to trap a mouseHad Mr.
Naiman continues to create works in which audiences participate, and his position in art history will be guaranteed.
But it is also worth noting that he continues to make these works while working in other media.
Examples of this versatility seen in the presentation include the use of a fuzzy device for movable bleachers, as well as the latest sculpture as a fountain.
In "100 fish Springs "(2005)
The bronze fish hanging on the fish line sprayed the water into a huge trough.
By the 1980s, sir.
Nauman also made sculptures using the neon tube.
The following are the "hanging people "(1985)
"Double-poke eye II "(1985)
And "enjoy a happy/Good Life, symptoms "(1985)
All of this depicts disturbing scenes of cruelty and violence.
This is a quality that runs through most of his work, and these early masochistic videos clearly show this at the entrance to the show.
Balancing this cruelty is a sense of humor, no matter how simple and terrible it looks.
"Double-poked eyes II" makes you smile and maybe laugh, even though what you see is the neon sign of two people poking each other's eyes.
I think of the great popularity of the ancient Roman Dalin circus, the crowds that once gathered in front of the public, or the national fitness of the guillotine, or the video games prepared for the children today, each is more violent than the next one.
Once again, an obvious and simple
Looks pretty suspicious, sir.
Nauman managed to get some sort of disturbing recognition from the audience, in which case it was the despicable side of human nature.
Traditional artwork may look rare here, but this is not an exhibition where you can leave without being affected or unscathed. Mr. Nauman insists.
A version of the article appears on the New York version of the WE5 page, titled: Stark works that invite viewers to join the show.
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