New media artworks Live-Taped Video Corridor

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Live-Taped Video Corridor by Bruce Nauman

Bruce was one of Americas most influential, versatile and prominent artist that had become in the 1960s. His works span out a whole range of photography, neon, videotapes, sculpture, drawing and printmaking.

Bruce was born on December 6, 1941 in Fort Wayne Indiana. He graduated with a BFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1964, and with an MFA from the University of California, Davis, in 1966. He stopped painting in 1965 and began to make sculptures, performance pieces and films. Some of Nauman's earliest work was shaped by ideas that arose in the wake of Minimalism in the late 1960s. He moved in 1966 to San Francisco. Made sculptures based on the backs of objects or moulded from parts of his own body; also works concerned with the notion of hiddenness or inaccessibility, and neon pieces with words. (


One of his very early works is "Live taped Video corridor". This particular installation consists of a narrow corridor. There are two monitors stationed at the end of this corridor, one on top of another. There is a camera fixed at the entrance of this corridor which is connected to one of the monitors, whereas the other monitor shows a pre-recorded image of the corridor. Therefore, when a person moves along the corridor towards the monitors, he gets further away from the camera. Its almost like he's walking away from himself. The narrow corridor creates a confined environment enhancing the focus on the monitors. (