Bruce Nauman…..a dark room

“As much as we might feel that our lives are lived these days at breakneck speed, Bruce Nauman’s work suggests otherwise. “Films,” for Nauman, “are about seeing.”

………..Bruce Nauman began working with video in 1968, after a move from San Francisco to New York. He’d been working with film, but found it difficult to find a good processing lab on the East Coast. Around this time Nauman had his first show at the Leo Castelli gallery. The gallerist knew of the artist’s interest in video, so he put up $1200 for some equipment and gave Nauman a year to work with it……”  Read more


“Elusive Signs: Bruce Nauman Works with Light”

Footage from a major retrospective exhibition of Bruce Nauman’s work in neon and fluorescent light that was on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Miami January, 2007.

Titled “Elusive Signs: Bruce Nauman Works with Light”, the exhibition included 16 of Nauman’s word play and identity signs, fluorescent light environments, and figurative neon’s, from the 1960s through the mid-1980s.

Footage courtesy of Vernissage Art TV.