: Filmed in August 2000, Bruce Nauman discusses two teachers who influenced his approach to horseback riding and art making: master horse trainer Ray Hunt and painter Wayne Thiebaud. Nauman explains how both men taught him "how to pay attention." Nauman is shown on horseback at his New Mexico ranch, and walking up his outdoor installation "Model" (1998), a stairway embedded in the landscape of his property.
Bruce Nauman finds inspiration in the activities, speech, and materials of everyday life. Working in sculpture, video, film, printmaking, performance, and installation, Nauman concentrates less on the development of a characteristic style and more on the way in which a process or activity can transform or become a work of art.
Learn more about the artist at:www.art21.org/artists/bruce-nauman
More on Bruce Nauman's "Model" (1998):www.art21.org/texts/bruce-nauman/interview-bruce-nauman-stairways
CREDITS: Producer: Ian Forster. Consulting Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Susan Sollins. Camera: Bob Elfstrom. Sound: David Brownlow. Editor: Morgan Riles. Artwork Courtesy: Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Theme Music: Peter Foley.
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