Oscar Bony. 60 Square Meters and Its Information. 1967

Oscar Bony 60 Square Meters and Its Information 1967

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Bony’s installation 60 metros cuadrados y su información (60 Square Meters and Its Information) was first shown as part of Experiencias Visuales 1967 (Visual Experiences 1967), an exhibition at the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires. The work comprises a chain-link fence laid on the gallery floor and a film projector screening a detail of the fence on a freestanding wall. Visitors are encouraged to walk on the fencing. The act of doing so contrasts with watching the projected image, calling attention to the mediation of live experience through recording technologies, while the image on the screen evokes the feeling of being captive.

Gallery label from Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960–1980, September 5, 2015–January 3, 2016.
Medium
16mm film (black and white, silent; 3:30 min.), 16mm projector, metal support, freestanding wall, wire netting, and text on paper
Dimensions
Wire netting: 237 x 393" (602 x 998.2 cm)
Credit
Latin American and Caribbean Fund
Object number
485.2011
Copyright
© 2021 Oscar Bony. Courtesy of Carola Bony
Department
Media and Performance

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