East Coast, West Coast

Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson
1969, 22 min, b&w, sound

East Coast, West Coast, Holt and Smithson's first collaborative experiment with video, takes the form of a humorous bi-coastal art dialogue. Joined by their friends Joan Jonas and Peter Campus, Holt and Smithson improvise a conversation based on opposing — and stereotypical — positions of East Coast and West Coast art of the late 1960s. Holt assumes the role of an intellectual conceptual artist from New York, while Smithson plays the laid back Californian driven by feelings and instinct. Their deadpan exchange ironically lays bare the limitations and contradictions of both sides in the debate.

 
 

In exhibition, this work should be presented in a cinematic situation, i.e. a projection contained in its own room, preferably projected onto a screen, in a black box gallery, with seating provided, and posted start times. Please contact the office for further information.
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Educational Rental
DVD NTSC
$75.00
 
Screening Rental
DVD NTSC
$100.00
 
Blu-Ray
$120.00
 
Digital File
$120.00
 
BetaSP, DVcam, MiniDV NTSC
$125.00
 
BetaSP, DVcam, MiniDV PAL
$250.00
 
Exhibition Rental
DVD NTSC
$700.00
 
Digital File
$720.00
 
Blu-Ray
$730.00
 
Educational Purchase
DVD NTSC
$300.00
 
Archival Purchase
BetaSP NTSC
$900.00
 
BetaSP PAL
$950.00
 
Digital Beta NTSC
$1,400.00
 
Digital Beta PAL
$1,500.00
 
 

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