new-york

Bruce Nauman

Sperone Westwater

The two pieces that comprised this exhibition demonstrated an unusual range of ideas, and were presented with intensity, zeal, and humor. The fact that one was conceived in 1970 and the other earlier this year supported this notion of agility. The larger room of the gallery was devoted to Going Around the Corner Piece, 1970, an experiment in movement, self-surveillance, and voyeurism. Nauman constructed high walls within the room to form a 20-foot-square, impenetrable box, creating a large vortex around which movement was directed. Adjacent to this box and parallel to its north plane was a 25-foot-long wall that shaped the confining boundaries of a narrow corridor. At each corner of the box a video camera was placed above eye level. Monitors were placed on the floor at the other end of the hallway from each camera; in effect, they showed where the observer had just been. There were small

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