"The Ballerina and the Bum" (1974)

"The Ballerina and the Bum," 1974
Black-and-white video tape, sound, 54 minutes (shot on location)
Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

"'The Ballerina and the Bum' was in the beginning days of video for artists. Practically all of the video, except for some works which were very funny like Bill Wegman’s, were what used to be called self-referential works in relation to art, dealing with aspects of minimalism or whatever the particular artist was concerned with. Formalist considerations. Now people look at it and they could die of boredom..."

- Eleanor Antin