Stone Ruin Tour I

Nancy Holt
1967
Little Falls, Cedar Grove, New Jersey
126 format black and white photographs and typewritten text

Nancy Holt recorded herself giving directions to her friends as they walked around the site of a dilapidated mansion in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. She transcribed pieces of her dictation which, along with photographs of the tour group, is all that remains to document the event. The directions are sparse and incomplete, leaving ample opportunity for the creation of an imagined experience. Holt’s friends become artistic collaborators: their photographic perspectives integral to the work. Visitors to the exhibit are the new sightseers, experiencing the ruins through sound, words, images, and the void that lies between.

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