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Herman Nitsche at the Western Front

2 min excerpt

Kim Tomczak. 1978. Video, colour, sound. 5:00

This tape is a document of a performance by Herman Nitsche at the Western Front, an artist run centre in Vancouver. Titled “Action 58”, this performance is a series of highly ritualized actions performed by Hermann Nitsche with his assistants and a participant. This tape, made up of selections from this performance, condenses eight hours of performance into a five-minute videotape.