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"Mapping The Studio I (Fat Chance John Cage)"
2002-01-10 until 2002-06-16
Dia Center for the Arts
New York, NY,
Mapping the Studio I (Fat Chance John Cage), a new large-scale
video installation by Bruce Nauman, records the nocturnal activity
in the artist's studio of his cat and an infestation of mice during
the summer of 2000.
With seven projections and multiple audio tracks
of ambient sounds, Nauman, in his words, used this traffic as a way
of mapping the leftover parts and work areas of the last several
years of other completed, unfinished, or discarded projects.
Seven greenish gray monochrome video projections will reveal facets
of Nauman's studio and the residue of his practice, including molds
and equipment. Audio speakers will project ambient sounds of the
mice, Nauman's prowling cat, moths, and a screen door, along with
other noises indicative of the studio's rural setting. Viewers may
catch a dark flash of movement in their peripheral vision as a
rodent speeds across the projection, with the occasional profile of
the skulking predator or its striking head-on image, eyes glowing as
it pauses in its chase.