INFORMATION SUR LA COULEUR

In spite of its title, this video is previous to the outbreak of colour in the Nysts’ work. A black and white photograph of Danièle Nyst is followed by an image of the “real” Danièle Nyst knitting. The camera tracks the wool thread and then offers us a close-up of the wool ball just as we hear a loud and clear “Jaune” (Yellow). ’Information sur la couleur’ ("Information on colour") is characteristic of Nyst’s first experiences with video, at a time when plastic artists had only recently discovered the medium and used it still as a mere extension of their work, often resulting in somewhat conceptual and minimalist (yet ironical) pieces.

This work has been digitised in the frame of DCA Project

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