Lawrence Weiner b. 1942
Shifted From The Side (1972)
972, 1 min, b&w, sound
"Shifted From the Side is stylistically similar to To And Fro. Fro And To. And To And Fro. And Fro and To, and was probably made the same afternoon, in the back of the Leo Castelli Gallery. The object used to demonstrate five possibilities (of what could, but not necessarily should, be the work) is a pack of Lucky Strike cigarettes. As in the first tape, the camera is static. The pack is on the right side of the screen; as the work and text are spoken the pack is slid (shifted) back and forth. The hand leaves the object each time an act is completed before sliding it (from side to side) across the table." — Alice Weiner
Produced by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City. Videophotography: Richard Landry. Performer: Lawrence Weiner. First Presentation: Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City. 1972.
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