VIOLIN TUNED D.E.E.D. (2010)
A single note is replaced from Bruce Nauman's 1969 video piece Violin Tuned D.E.A.D., a work in which the artist, standing alone in his studio in front of a camera, repeatedly plays the open strings of a retuned violin for nearly an hour. In my work, Nauman’s studio-based musical death pronouncement is reframed as both a public performance and a video installation. The artist’s musical half-joke is retuned again, recast as a meditation on the active dimension of the concert situation while referring to the issues of property, ownership, and labor.
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