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Bruce Nauman – Lip Sync

Lip Sync is discussed in the book ‘Please pay attention please: Bruce Nauman words‘.  This piece refers to the bodies ability to repeat itself. We see ourselves as the possible perfect machine to a degree, yet in ‘lipsync’ Bruce Nauman demonstrates his own fallibility. Nauman uses his own body as a sculpture in this video, showing the motion of his body focused on just the movement of the mouth, and the sound that is created. He listens to himself  and tries to sync up his words with what he is listening to. We are listening to what he is listening to, at the same time as him as we see him fail at this attempt to sync his own words. Interestingly he is also looking at the meaning of  words by syncing his lips with his past self. Then the idea of his words being shown in other places all over the world after the work is finished and represented is another layer to the onion of the idea of memory and his words being repeated un-synchronized. Check it out.

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RAYGUN PROJECTS is an artist run initiative run by artists Alexandra Lawson and Tarn McLean located in the CBD of Toowoomba, Australia. 2011-2018.

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