Titles with or about Dan Graham

Performance and Stage-Set Utilizing Two-Way Mirror and Video Time Delay

1983, 45:45 min, b&w, sound

A restructuring of the gaze informs this installation/performance work, produced and performed by Graham and musician Glenn Branca for Graham's 1983 retrospective exhibition Pavilions at the Kunsthalle in Berne, Switzerland. The audience was seated on the right and the musicians on the left, both facing (and observing each other through) a large two-way mirror. A video screen seen through the two-way mirror showed a six-second time-delayed view of the room. Graham writes, "Conventionally, the audience identifies with the performer by gazing directly at his/her frontal, eye view. In this set-up the audience must look to the mirror in order to see the performer playing his/her instrument. At the same time a member of the audience sees other audience members (including himself) gazing."

Designer: Dan Graham. Music: Glenn Branca. Camera/Director: Judith Barry. Musicians: Axel Gross, Margret De Wys, Glenn Branca.


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