Pulling Mouth (Nauman, 1969)

The Early Films of Bruce Nauman: Between Art History and Film Studies – Symposium

with keynote address by Constance Lewallen
Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 10:00am
At a moment when video was gaining ground as a new medium, Bruce Nauman also used 16mm film for his conceptual and philosophical exploration of the studio, the body, perception, and art practice and process generally. Rarely screened outside of traditional art exhibition spaces, the symposium features nine 16mm films Bruce Nauman made between 1967 and 1969, including Thighing (Blue), Gauze and Pulling Mouth. Keynote address: "Making Up Art," Constance Lewallen, adjunct curator of exhibitions at the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. A roundtable discussion follows.

Made possible by a grant from The Terra Foundation for American Art, The Committee on Cinema & Media Studies, and the Department of Art History