Walk With Nauman (Re-Performance Corridor) references Bruce Nauman's Performance Corridor and his related video, Walk with Contrapposto (both 1968). In the video, Nauman recorded himself self-consciously walking up and down his narrow corridor, attempting to mimic the 'contrapposto' pose - an ancient Greek sculptural technique in which movement is suggested through the turning of the hips and legs in a different direction to the shoulders and head, twisting the figure on its own axsis, with the weight balanced on one foot. Nauman subsequently exhibited the corridor as a distinct work that frames the viewer as performer.
They re-worked the video casting a professional dancer, Nikki Trow, in the role of Nauman. The dancer moves up and down the corridor emphasizing contrapposto posture throughout her routine. Nikki has worked regularly with artists such as Kylie and Blue.
For exhibitions, Forsyth & Pollard's corridor is constructed in the gallery to the same dimensions as Nauman's - twenty feet long, eight feet high and only twenty inches wide.
The artists have reframed the original reference using the techniques and visual language of contemporary R&B music videos. The piece is filmed in colour with high production values in a single, static 5 minute take.
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