Tony Sinking into the Floor, Face Up, and Face Down
Tony Sinking into the Floor, Face Up, and Face Down
1973
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«In this videotape, a companion to Elke..., the actor's task was to imagine himself sinking into the floor. The resulting images portray him stretched out on the floor, sometimes face up, sometimes face down, in a series of dissolves. Although the mental component of the exercise is not captured, Nauman has recounted the highly charged atmosphere of the shooting session: "He was lying on his back and after about fifteen minutes he started choking and coughing. He sat up and said, 'I did it too fast and scared myself.' He didn't want to do it again, but did it anyway. At another time we were watching his hand through the camera and it was behaving very strangely. We asked him about it later and he said that he was afraid to move his hand because he thought he might lose his molecules."» --www.eai.org

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original title
Tony Sinking into the Floor, Face Up, and Face Down
year of acquisition
2003
type of object
Audiovisual recording
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
registration number
R.2228
date
1973
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
media
Single-channel video, colour, sound, 60 min
Copyright
© Bruce Nauman, VEGAP, Barcelona
original title
Tony Sinking into the Floor, Face Up, and Face Down
registration number
R.2228
date
1973
year of acquisition
2003
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
type of object
Audiovisual recording
media
Single-channel video, colour, sound, 60 min
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Copyright
© Bruce Nauman, VEGAP, Barcelona
Body
Performance art
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