Dan Graham born 1942
T01737 Two Correlated Rotations1970
Two pairs of films (8mm standard b/w), with loop cassettes of same; also panel of documentation with two photographs
Purchased from the artist through the Lisson Gallery, London (Grant-in-Aid) 1973
Lit:Dan Graham [Statement] in Studio International, CLXXX, July-August 1970, p.1, stills repr.; F.P., 'Entretien avec Dan Graham' in ArTitudes, No.3, December 1971-January 1972, p.22; Lucy R. Lippard (ed.), Six Years: The Dematerialisation of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972(London 1973), p.85, still repr.
Dan Graham said that among the books which have influenced him are the writings of Marshal McLuhan and James J. Gibson's The Perception of the Visual World(Boston 1950) dealing with gestalt psychology and the orientation process, which led to his becoming fascinated with 360 degrees topographical orientation. His first photographs in 1965-6 were of such subjects as serial housing tract developments (doorways and steps) parallel to Minimal sculpture…