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2021 EDITION / RETROSPECTIVES / NANCY HOLT

All of my work is involved with site, time, inside vs. outside space, orientation in space (often in some way astronomically designated), and aspects of perceptions —light, space, framing, focus.

Since 1969 my primary concern has been in making sculpture in the landscape or in open urban spaces—using stone, concrete, brick, and steel. Although sometimes indoor spaces—entire rooms—are used as sites, the sites, both in and outdoors, are an integral part of the sculptures—the ideas for the works developing out of my involvement with the sites.

My films, videotapes, and book, also conceived of in a perceptual framework, are usually evocations of landscapes or displacements of places. Indications of space (through tracking, pans, aerial, and walking shots) and aspects of nature—sunlight patterns, billowing dust, water reflections—are caught visually and transported elsewhere via film through time, while the psychology of the place is disclosed through the local voices, sounds, and/or music in the sound tracks, or accompanying text.

Artist's statement for Video Data Bank, 1988

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