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Holt, Nancy 1938-2014

Overview
Works: 139 works in 204 publications in 2 languages and 1,812 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  History  Drama  Biography  Experimental films  Short films 
Roles: Interviewer, Illustrator, Artist, Director
Classifications: N7445.2, 700
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  Nancy Holt Publications about Nancy Holt
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posthumous Publications by Nancy Holt, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Nancy Holt
The writings of Robert Smithson : essays with illustrations by Robert Smithson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Smithson : die Erfindung der Landschaft = Robert Smithson : the invention of landscape : Broken Circle, Spiral Hill & film by Robert Smithson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Broken Circle/Spiral Hill (in Emmen, Netherlands) is the only earthwork produced by Smithson still in existence outside the United States. As an integral part of these works, Smithson made films that reveal the spatial and environmental context of the work. Aerial shots in a symmetrical pattern were combined with close-ups, documentary footage of the construction of the work and views of the surrounding landscape. In this way, visitors to galleries and museums were introduced to the earthworks produced by Smithson in barely accessible, remote locations. As a result of a tragic aircraft accident during a reconnaissance flight in 1973, Smithson's life and work came to a premature end. Smithson was never able to finish the film about Broken Circle/Spiral Hill. Forty years later, a video incorporating the original film footage is now to be completed on behalf of the Land Art Contemporary program in a collaboration between artist Nancy Holt and curator Theo Tegelaers of SKOR Foundation for Art and Public Domain. Holt currently works with a Dutch team in editing the video Breaking Ground: Broken Circle/Spiral Hill, including the original film footage she shot in 1971, and video recently shot recently in Emmen by a Dutch crew
Counselling in marriage problems by Nancy Holt ( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sun tunnels by Nancy Holt ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the Great Basin Desert of Utah, artist Nancy Holt constructs a massive sculpture
Spiral jetty by Robert Smithson ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Smithson documents the construction of the largest and probably most famous of his earthworks sculptures, Spiral jetty on the Great Salt Lake, Utah. He tells something of the meaning the work has for him and shows the finished version from several perspectives
Growing up and growing old : some problems of being human by Nancy Holt ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveying the first decade video art and alternative media in the U.S ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 2 of a program presenting the first decade of a comprehensive history of experimental and independent video. In this anthology, the body of the artist functions as one kind of instrument in the presence of, or complicated by, the video and audio recording instruments. Issues of attention such as boredom and exhaustion of both the artist and the audience, are embraced as part of the potential dynamic range of the work. Some of the video projects also propose structural relationships between natural or biological and electronic systems
Swamp by Nancy Holt ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is an unedited exploration of a swamp, with unedited audible camera direction. It is as much an exploration of camera work as of the swamp environment
Underscan 1974 by Nancy Holt ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Holt's terrain is her Aunt Ethel's home in New Bedford, Massachusetts, presented in still images and excerpts from letters to the artist from her aunt. Holt pays particular attention to her aunt's story of aging, altering the images by "underscanning" them, a technical process that compresses the edges of the video image, building an intrinsic limitation into the tape: the compression of time and personal history represented by the images and narrative. This process echoes Holt's reading, slightly distorting and compressing the information in the letters as she presents them
Mono Lake ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Featuring Super 8 film footage and Instamatic slide images of artists Robert Smithson, Michael Heizer and Nancy Holt as they visited California's Mono Lake in July of 1968, this piece was edited by Holt in 2004. Mono Lake candidly captures the young artists as they explore the haunting landscape of one of the oldest and most distinctive lakes in North America. Heizer and Smithson are heard reading facts about the unique ecology, geology and natural phenomena of this alkaline lake; these dry recitations are interspersed with their anecdotal descriptions of their actions at the site. The voiceovers are set against filmed images and snapshots of the artists within the uncanny beauty of the lake's environment. Mono Lake is a document of a unique natural environment, a "home movie" of the artists' 1968 road trip, and an intimate view of three seminal figures in the earth art movement as they interact with the Western landscapes that are so central to their work... " -- EAI Website
Nancy Holt : sightlines by Nancy Holt ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alena J. Williams with contributions by Pamela M. Lee, Lucy R. Lippard, Nancy Holt, Ines Schaber, Matthew Coolidge, James Meyer, and Julia Alderson
East Coast, West Coast (vers. 2) by Nancy Holt ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Artists Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson, a married couple until Smithson's death in 1973, filmed their 1969 discussion of contrasting lifestyles and approaches to artistic creation. Smithson championed a relatively loose, free-wheeling approach; Holt argued for a greater degree of order and conceptualization in life and art
The rundown ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This short documentary presents an overview of those works by Robert Smithson that involved the pouring of viscous substances such as glue, asphalt and cement. A voiceover commentary by the artist helps explain some of his specific concerns in making these works, as well as elucidating his more general interests in entropy, geologic time, anti-form, the use of industrial materials, and the positioning of the artwork in the land as opposed to the gallery"--Electronic Arts Intermix website, viewed July 12, 2007
Art in the public eye the making of Dark Star Park by Nancy Holt ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary on how Holt transformed a blighted area in Rosslyn, Arlington, Virginia into a public park. Includes comments from the architects, contractors, engineers who are involved with the project as well as those by park visitors
Pine Barrens a film by Nancy Holt ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the camera, always in motion, explores different aspects of the desolate lands of Pine Barrens, voice-overs of long-time residents describe the terrain, the wildlife, and the folklore of the region
East Coast, West Coast by Nancy Holt ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Artists Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson, a married couple until Smithson's death in 1973, filmed their 1969 discussion of contrasting lifestyles and approaches to artistic creation. Smithson chamnpioned a relatively loose, free-whelling approach; Holt argued for a greater degree of order and conceptualization in life and art
Going around in circles by Nancy Holt ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Going Around In Circles continues Holt's interest in perception and point of view. A board with five circular holes is placed in front of the camera. The holes are covered and uncovered to reveal five people enacting a set of activities that involves walking between five spots and turning in circles. A discussion takes place between the artist and several of the "performers" which addresses the various physicalities of the action: the experience of being on the ground, watching the actions take place through the prop, and through the playback monitor, as well as notions of scale, and the chance happenings that take place within any system
Points of view: Clocktower ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A video that originated with an installation at the Clocktower in New York in May 1974. In the installation, four monitors were placed facing out N,E,S,W at eye level in the center of the room. Four tapes, previously shot from the four windows through a static camera with a movable circular tube in front of the lens, were played back simultaneously on all four monitors, revealing passing circular glimpses of the world outside. So the outside was brought inside through video, and this inside 'looking' led to a recomposition of video (a double take) when the actual outside was confronted
Symbols of an alien sky the Thunderbolts Project ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symbols of an Alien sky will introduce you to celestial spectacles and earth-shaking events once remembered around the world. Archaic symbols of these events still surround us, some as icons of the worlds great religions, though the origins of the symbols appear to be lost in obscurity
[Interview] by Alice Seaman ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An oral history project of the Republic County Historical Society regarding the effect of World War II on the lives of Republic County people
 
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Alternative Names
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Languages
English (85)
German (2)
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