Collection Title: Nao Bustamante video collection
Title: Sans gravity
Date: 2000
Work Type: Performance., Performance art., One-person shows (Performing arts).
Nao Bustamante, producer, creator.
Nao Bustamante.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:01:16
Language: English
Synopsis: Nao Bustamante ( is an internationally known performance artist born in California. Her work encompasses performance art, installation, video, pop music and experimental rips in time. She has performed in galleries, museums, universities and underground sites throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Mexico and the United States. She is currently teaching New Media and Live Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York. 'Sans Gravity' is a performance/action in which Nao introduces her head into a plastic bag filled with water and then tapes it tightly onto her neck. She then sits down upright with the bag on her head. The action creates a real and urgent situation that the artist has to respond to. It ends when Nao, after a minute and twenty seconds, gets free from the water-bag finally breathing like a fish out of water.
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Copyright Holder: Nao Bustamante