25" x 16.5"
© Bruce Nauman 1974
© Carl Sweets 2014
Press as much of the front surface of
your body (palms in or out, left or right check)
against the wall as possible.
Press very hard and concentrate.
Form an image of yourself (suppose you
had just stepped forward) on the
opposite side of the wall pressing
back against the wall very hard.
Press very hard and concentrate on the
image pressing very hard.
(the image of pressing very hard)
Press your front surface and back surface
toward each other and begin to ignore or block the thickness of the wall. (remove the wall)
Think how various parts of your body
press against the wall; press had and
feel how the front and back of your
body press together.
Concentrate on tension in the muscles,
pain where bones meet, fleshy deformations
that occur under pressure; consider
body hair, perspiration, odors (smells).
This may become a very erotic exercise.