The Adventures of a Nurse

Eleanor Antin

1976 | 00:16:40 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: Feminism, Video History

Playing with cliched feminine personae, Eleanor Antin in The Adventures of a Nurse manipulates cut-out paper dolls to tell the story of innocent Nurse Eleanor who meets one gorgeous, intriguing, and available man after another. Nurse Eleanor is the fantasy creation of Antin, who is costumed as a nurse. Staged on a bedspread and acted by a cast of one, The Adventures of a Nurse moves through successive layers of irony to unravel a childlike, self-enclosed fantasy of a young woman’s life.

The original total running time for this piece is 1:04:00, this is a 16:40 excerpt for this collection.

This title is only available on I Say I Am: Program 2.