PRINT October 2018

Paul McCarthy

Bruce Nauman, Clown Torture (detail), 1987, four-channel video installation, two projections, four monitors, color, sound, approx. 60 minutes.

CLOWN TORTURE TORTURE CLOWN Making science out of flutter making flutter into science language as doom thought then through thought as slump and all that as the opposite of clutter the tunnel in the body is insignificant in this case reality absurdity Bruce says have you read Beckett then endless rap action repetition repetition repetition lost ones as we are below grown the clown shits the view from above who is he the clown the other an abstraction discussed disguised the underground architecture separate discussion or is it abstract clown geometry formations similar to the sensation of drowning sinking surveillance of the other the abstraction the ranting music to my ears the car trailer theatrical stage clown platform traverses pulled by a truck trick on board the same abstraction referred static clown who throws treats sweets to unaware subjects the boy body senseless sensations

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