Stamping in the Studio

1968, 62 min, b&w, sound

For this work, Nauman pounds out rhythms with his feet that increase in complexity as he paces his studio, beginning with a steady one-two beat and advancing to a syncopated ten-beat phrase. As he stamps back and forth across the studio, he moves diagonally and in spirals. The camera is upside down, and the action is thus inverted in the frame.


In exhibition, this title must be presented on a monitor. Please contact the EAI office for recommendations of monitor types. Sound must be played through speakers. Headphones are not permitted.