Exhibition : 10 February – 17 April 2010

Run from Fear, Fun from Rear

Astrup's workshop 'On Literarity' is accompanied by a presentation of Bruce Nauman's work Run from Fear, Fun from Rear, 1972. Bruce Nauman conducted several readings of Samuel Beckett's work, perhaps most notoriously the Slow Angle Walk (Beckett Walk) of 1968, paying homage to the awkward walks of Watt (1945) and Molloy (1951). A comparative reading of the work of the two authors will illuminate how close Beckett came to treat words and meaning as plastic material, broadening the scope for possible definitions of what literarity might be.