Violin Tuned D.E.A.D.

1969, 60 min, b&w, sound

In an earlier film, Playing A Note on the Violin While I Walk Around the Studio (Violin #1), Nauman played a single note on the violin as he walked around his studio. In this video work, he remains in a stationary position while he plays four strings together. (These have been tuned to the notes of the title, as opposed to the normal G, D, A, and E.) The camera is fixed and turned on its side.


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.