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Dance or Exercise on the Perimeter of a Square (Square Dance)

Bruce Nauman

February 4, 2014 – February 23, 2014

SALT Beyoğlu, İstiklâl Caddesi No. 136, Beyoğlu


SALT Beyoğlu screens celebrated experimental artist Bruce Nauman’s video work, Dance or Exercise on the Perimeter of a Square (Square Dance). In the video, Nauman makes a square with masking tape on the studio floor, with each side marked at its halfway point. To the sound of a metronome, he methodically moves around the perimeter of the square, sometimes facing in, sometimes out. Each pace is the equivalent of half the length of a side of the taped square.

The work is one of four studio films that Nauman made during the winter of 1967–68. In each of these films, Nauman used his body to explore movement, space and the camera’s view in a variety of predetermined actions performed in the confines of his studio.



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