Gray Nicol

Nevermind Expander (1977)

3 min 14 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Black & White / Sound

The artist stands against a wall and uses a spring—tensioned chest expander. The camera zooms in and out, mimicing the expansion and recoil of the muscle-building device.

“A play on the expectation of art somehow being a mind—expanding activity.”

Artist's statement

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