Walk with Contrapposto

  • Bruce Nauman, Walk with Contrapposto, 1968, 60 minutes, black & white, sound, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1968, Bruce Nauman, Museum purchase made possible by the Ford Motor Company, 2008.21.1

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Bruce Nauman’s films and videotapes hold a prominent place in the history of media art. In Walk with Contrapposto, the camera’s perspective is fixed at the end of a narrowly constructed corridor. Nauman moves through the space, striking poses with each step. His manner and figurative gestures come to define the space through the body of the artist.

Watch This!: New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image, 2013
Walk with Contrapposto
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase made possible by the Ford Motor Company

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60 minutes, black & white, sound
  • Figure – full length
  • Architecture Interior
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