SHORT: Bruce Nauman: "Poke in the Eye/Nose/Ear"

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December 27, 2013


Filmed in August 2000, Bruce Nauman discusses his video work Poke in the Eye/Nose/Ear (1994). The artist filmed himself poking his face and then slowed the footage down, forcing viewers to pay attention to the formal qualities of each frame. Nauman reflects on how fellow artists such as John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and Andy Warhol also reconsidered time and duration.

CREDITS: Producer: Ian Forster. Consulting Producers: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Susan Sollins. Camera: Bob Elfstrom. Sound: David Brownlow. Editor: Morgan Riles. Artwork Courtesy: Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York & Walker Art Center. Theme Music: Peter Foley.

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