Nancy Holt: Zeroing In

535 West 22nd St. 5th Floor New York, NY 10011
January 31st, 2019 6:30 PM

Free for Dia and EAI members; $10 general admission; $6 admission for students and seniors

Advance ticket purchases recommended. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door, subject to availability.

In partnership with Dia Art Foundation, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) presents “Nancy Holt: Zeroing In,” featuring the films Zeroing In (1973) and Sun Tunnels (1978). This screening program expands the focus of Dia’s current Nancy Holt exhibition, which highlights her room-sized installations and a selection of Locator works from the early 1970s.

Filmed from an elevated vantage point with props placed in front of the camera, Zeroing In slowly reveals an abstract yet controlled view of an urban landscape. Discussing this New York vista with Ted Castle, Holt strategically transforms passive reception into an interactive exchange.

Sun Tunnels documents the making of the artist’s major site-specific sculptural work in the northwestern desert of Utah. The film provides context to the immense scope of realizing the artwork from 1973 to 1976, from casting the concrete tunnels to transporting and positioning the artwork in the landscape.

Film still from Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels, 1978. © Holt/Smithson Foundation. Courtesy of the Holt/Smithson Foundation and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York. EAI works with the Holt/Smithson Foundation to distribute moving image works by Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson.