Bruce Nauman b. 1941
Dance or Walk on the Perimeter of a Square (1967)
1967-68, 8:24 min, b&w, sound, 16 mm film on video
For this film, Nauman made a square of masking tape on the studio floor, with each side marked at its halfway point. To the sound of a metronome and beginning at one corner, he methodically moves around the perimeter of the square, sometimes facing into its interior, sometimes out. Each pace is the equivalent of half the length of a side of the taped square. He uses the hip-swaying walk in Walk with Contrapposto.
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