Going to see Bruce Nauman
Roadmovie, New York – Galisteo, New Mexico. At the end of my studies I had the plan to meet Bruce Nauman and to ask him what I was supposed to do, now that was about to be an artist. (2000)
Diary entry from 06/22/2000:
Excerpt of voice over:
“… In the beginning everything looked exactly like I had imagined. It was very lonely, there was real desert and just a dirt road. There were tiny villages and I just took some pictures out of the car window, but I got more and more nervous and restless.
(…) And then Ethan suddenly started to say, nay, why, your camera is broken, you can’t do your project anymore and why I still wanted to go there – we wouldn’t have enough time.
So he really tried to block all of this and it took me a long time to convince him to go there. I, really, I was pretty unnerved apart from getting nervous myself even before we left, when it became more and more concrete.
Because I couldn’t explain anymore what I really wanted there and what I actually wanted to do there, then when I would see Bruce Nauman, I mean what should I say to him? (…)”