Contrapposto Split

Client: Bruce Nauman
Venue: MoMA PS1
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Features: High Frame Rate, 4K Active Stereoscopy, Playout Engineering and Supply

In the realm of modern American contemporary art, there are few individuals as recognized as Bruce Nauman. Mr. Nauman’s body of work spans decades, his methods and theories are de rigeur in every major arts college curriculum.

In 2018, the artist began his work on the newest interpretation of his near-career-long “Contrapposto” studies. For this work, Mr. Nauman envisioned a 3-dimensional presentation of the iconic video studies. Having recently seen Ang Lee’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk“, a movie shot and presented in very-high-frame-rate 3D, he reached out to 7th Sense Design, providers of the playout systems used for Mr. Lee’s presentations. 7th subsequently referred Mr. Nauman to us and we enthusiastically took on this creative challenge. Working directly with the artists and his team, AME unpacked the technical requirements for this unique artistic work.

We turn-keyed the full system, from storage through projection. With fully integrated controls and fully hardened for portable use, the piece has been shown world-wide with 100% reliability. Reproducing fully uncompressed 4K media at 120 frames-per second, the system faithfully reproduces the work, synchronizes the active 3D glasses and sources the media over a custom fiber-optical data umbilical to the Christie Digital Mirage series projector of our supply.

AME is proud to be involved with Mr. Nauman and his uniquely creative works.