Robert Morris b. 1944
Exchange (1973)
Duration: 35:46

In 1972, Robert Morris and Lynda Benglis agreed to exchange videos in order to develop a dialogue between each other's work. Morris's tape, Exchange, is a part of that process - a response to Benglis's Mumble. At the beginning of the tape, Morris comments on the nature of the collaboration, their interaction, and what they represent to each other. Morris's speculations about work, travel, and relationships are juxtaposed with frozen images of race cars, Benglis herself, images from Benglis's tape, and Manet's Olympia. An asymmetry of elements forms as the tape moves from the professional towards the personal- a shift that gives the work humanity and, concerning the development of early conceptual video, its unique historical importance. - Video Data Bank

Lynda Benglis in UbuWeb Film