Monday, 19 July 2010

Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman - Video Corridor (1968)

"The work consists of two surveillance cameras placed at either end of two parallel floor-to-ceiling walls so that the viewer was faced with concurrent images of themselves.

Through the cameras placement and the spatial arrangement of the walls to create a claustrophobic space, the viewer stands within a panoptic enclosure in which they exist as both audience and subject."

"by simply leaving ones house, the viewer steps onto a stage and becomes an unwitting performer"

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
- Shakespere.