Film: Gerry Schum 30 Nov 1970


The television film Identification aired on November 30, 1970. For this film twenty artists produced a recording of a short performance. The human body was their starting point.

For example Laurence Weiner in his work To the Sea/ the Sea On / From the Sea / Sea Plate Ring took five different postures towards the sea. He literally used his body as the subject of his art. In the performance of Gilbert & George, there is a living sculpture, it is remarkable that there is almost no action or movement in this piece. They presented themselves primarily in thier contribution to The Nature of Looking. All in all the entire film consists of eighteen recordings of performances by Schum.