Light Composition: Documenta 8, Kassel

1987, 13:48 min, color, silent

Light Composition is a documentation of Hoover's performance of the same title at the Neue Galerie at Documenta 8 in Kassel, Germany. This work exemplifies her strategy of orchestrating light and movement in conjunction with her own body to create evocative, luminous form. Treading at a measured pace across a theatrical space cast in deep red shadow-fields, Hoover allows sculptural form to emerge as her body intersects with the points of light. Manipulating temporal perception through her studied movements and the gradual changes in light, Hoover herself becomes the site of a luminous, moving sculpture.

Performance: Nan Hoover. Camera: Michael Veidenheimer. Production: Documenta 8, Kassel.