Monday, September 8, 2014

Richard Serra and Nancy Holt's Boomerang 1974


"Draws attention to how media supersedes our present moment, making a past moment our present moment.  Also draws attention to the mediation of media.  Technical difficulties are purposely left in and emphasized, bringing the mediation of technology to the foreground.  Holt even talks about the lights beaming down on her, emphasizing her sense of unreality and alienation.  This effect is eerie and disconcerting.  It even disturbs Holt’s capacity to function as she feels that she cannot coincide with her own voice."

Quoted from What and Art History Major Learns

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