Nothing To Lose

Lawrence Weiner

1984 | 00:22:00 | United States | English | Color | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: Documentation, Performance

Footage from a performance produced at Forum en Scene in Middleburg, Holland of the players continually enacting the same tasks. Nothing To Lose opens with a young, androgynous sailor standing between two buildings, while the song Nothing To Lose plays on a record player. The camera pans to two people in the national costume of Zeeland: one is peeling cucumbers and the other is washing sheets, shouting, “Good manners ruin good food.” A woman sits in her window, fingering a string of pearls and shouting to the sailor. Finally, the young sailor kisses this woman on the cheek and walks off the set smiling.

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