In partnership with Electronic Arts Intermix, Dia Art Foundation presents “Nancy Holt: Zeroing In,” featuring the films Zeroing In (1973) and Sun Tunnels (1978). This screening program expands the focus of Dia’s current Nancy Holt exhibition, which highlights her room-sized installations and a selection of Locator works from the early 1970s.
Filmed from an elevated vantage point with props placed in front of the camera, Zeroing In slowly reveals an abstract yet controlled view of an urban landscape. Discussing this New York vista with Ted Castle, Holt strategically transforms passive reception into an interactive exchange.
Sun Tunnels documents the making of the artist’s major site-specific sculptural work in the northwestern desert of Utah. The film provides context to the immense scope of realizing the artwork from 1973 to 1976, from casting the concrete tunnels to transporting and positioning the artwork in the landscape.