Willoughby Sharp interviews Bruce Nauman, 1970.

WS: You often use words in your work, but you mistrust them a lot, don’t you.

BN: My work relies on words less and less. It has become really difficult to explain the pieces. Although it’s easier to describe them now, it’s almost impossible to explain what they do when you’re there. Take Performance Corridor which I’ve already talked about. It’s very easy to describe how the piece looks, but the experience of walking inside it is something else altogether which can’t be described. And the pieces increasingly have to do with physical or physiological responses. 

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