Bruce Nauman, Art Make-Up, 1967-1968, single-channel video, 16mm film on video, color, sound; 40:00 minutes, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 2015 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Museum purchase made possible by the Ford Motor Company, 2008.21.3A-D
Bruce Nauman is one of the most influential pioneers of film, video, and media art. Art Make-Up, Nauman's first "film environment," examines the physical exertion, anxieties, and transformations of art making. The artist sits in front of the camera and proceeds to paint his body in white, pink, green, and black makeup. The moving image is synchronized and projected on four screens intended to surround the viewer with the anxiety of the transformation.
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© 2015 Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase made possible by the Ford Motor Company
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- single-channel video, 16mm film on video, color, sound; 40:00 minutes
- Dress – accessory – makeup
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