mindfuck

  • By Philip Larratt-Smith
  • English edition
    Hardcover, 175 × 244 mm
    120 pages
    9 colour and 60 b/w images
    Distributed by DAP
  • 978-3-9523630-2-7
  • January 2013
  • £29 / $45 / €34 / CHF 37
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‘Bruce Nauman. mindfuck’ showcases curator Phillip Larratt-Smith’s reevaluation of Nauman’s oeuvre by viewing it through the lens of Freudian metapsychology for the first time. For this publication, Larratt-Smith has created an extended non-traditional essay that juxtaposes images and textual citations from film, literature, art, politics, and psychoanalytical writings (in particular Freud’s case study of the Wolf Man). In doing so, he underlies the enduring importance of the themes of human nature, sex, death, aggression, language, and the mind-body split in Nauman’s work.