Broken Off

1970 | 00:00:55 | United States | English | B&W | 4:3

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: Conceptual Art, Landscape, Performance, Video History

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In this video the artist states that a public work demonstrates what qualifies as art within his conception. Like Beached, it was also shot in a marshy area near the sea and in sequences separated by dissolves. One sees five different actions related to Broken Off. The artist breaks a tree branch, scrapes and kicks the ground with his foot, snaps a stick in two on a fence, scrapes a stone with his fingernail. At the end he pulls the line plug from the video, drawing attention to the mechanics of the medium.