Tour of the John Weber Gallery

Nancy Holt
John Weber Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Instructions and portable tape recorder

This guided audio tour recorded by Holt directs the visitor’s gaze and body positioning, calling specific, methodical attention to details of the interior and exterior of John Weber Gallery. Much of Holt’s observations are concerned with the mundane: the shape of the chimney on a building, the number of panes of glass on a window. The tour includes an interaction with Holt’s Locators, the telescope-like tubes that restrict visual space to a singular view. Holt’s rigorous specificity creates a surprisingly intimate experience; the viewer is able to share perception with the artist.