Dan Graham
Urbana/Illinois 1942 - lebt in New York


Past Future Split Attention, 1972
S/W, Ton, U-Matic, NTSC, 17 Min.
WVZ Brouwer Nr. 37 1972
Erworben im internationalen Kunsthandel 1995


Dan Graham

"Two people who know each other are in the same space. While one predicts continuously the other person's behavior, the other person recounts (by memory) the other's past behavior. Both performers are in the present, so knowledge of the past is needed to continuously deduce future behavior (in terms of causal relation). For one to see the other in terms of the present (attention), there is a mirror reflection or closed figure-eight feedback/feedahead loop of past/future. One person's behavior reciprocally reflects/depends upon the other's, so that each one's information is seen as a reflection of the effect that their own just-past behavior has had in reversed tense, as perceived from the other's view of himself" (Dan Graham, Vorspann, zit. nach WVZ Brouwer, 2001, S. 139).

Erstaufführung ohne Publikum, Lisson Gallery, London, 1972

LIT: Rainer Metzger: Kunst in der Postmoderne. Dan Graham, Köln 1996, S. 97-99; 230; Hans Dieter Huber: Split Attention. Performance und Publikum bei Dan Graham, in: Dan Graham: Interviews, hrsg. v. Hans Dieter Huber, Ostfildern 1997, S. 47-63, S. 47-63; Dan Graham, Ausst.-Kat. Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela 1997; Two-Way Mirror Power. Selected Writings by Dan Graham on his Art, hrsg. von Alexander Alberro, Cambridge, Mass. 1999, S. 122-123, Abb. S. 123; Dan Graham. Works 1965-2000, hrsg. von Marianne Brouwer, Ausst.-Kat. Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto u. a. 2001, S. 139, Abb. S. 139; Sabine Flach, "Körper-Szenarien". zum Verhältnis von Körper und Bild in Videoinstallationen, München 2003, S. 215-229; 272-315, Abb. S. 216.