for the evening: bruce nauman & violins



listen to the hypnotic soundtrack for violin film #1 (1967-68) here.

for those who have seen it: doesn't it remind you somewhat of jonny greenwood's breathtaking score for there will be blood? nauman's influence is wide-reaching, if not prescient.

there's not much i can say about bruce nauman that hasn't already been said, but what i can add is that he affects me in a way that no other artist does, and that he strikes me as honest--so honest--and that is what makes him exceptional.

many thanks to ubuweb for their unfailingly generous access to things like this.