Walk with Contrapposto

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

Exhibition Label
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
Title
Walk with Contrapposto
Artist
Date
1968
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase made possible by the Ford Motor Company

Mediums
Mediums Description
60 minutes, black & white, sound
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Interior
Object Number
2008.21.1
Palette
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