Body and Landscape
Nan Hoover, 1977, 13'53''

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This work begins with the view of a misty mountain top, the top third of the image black. The sound of water dripping and birds chirping can be heard. Once Hoover enters the image it becomes clear that the image of the mountain top is a projection. Hoover moves through is, from left to right and back again, her body changing positions slowly. She arches her body, becoming part of the landscape herself, a hill or another mountain top. In some of the movements it seems as if her hands were touching the mountain tops. The obviously artificial space is merged with her body. She literally moves on top of the mountains.

Netherlands Media Art Institute, Maria Heidemann

  • Date: 1977
  • Length: 13'53''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: performance (artwork genre)
  • Keywords: registration (technique), representation, body, light, movement