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Project Statement

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Ransacked

Nancy Holt

title note: Title page features the subtitle: "Aunt Ethel: An Ending." [S. Muradi]

Agents

Nancy Holt

type: initiating

role:
artist
author
photographer

nationality:
born: US

location:

dates:
birth: 00/00/1938

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Publication Information

publisher: Lapp Princess Press, Inc.

dates:
publication: 1980-00-00

publication history: []

Aesthetic Profile

movement:
conceptual (AAT)

subject:
non-fiction (AAT)

themes: illness, helplessness, manipulation, coercion []

content form:
documentary (local)
documentary (local)

publication tradition:
artists' book (local)

inspiration: Holt's work was inspired by her Aunt Ethel's experiences with a cruel and manipulative nurse who resided in her home when she was ill. Lines from a letter sent to Holt by her aunt are used in the first section of the work, accompanying images of a disorderly and completely torn apart home that belonged to Ethel. [S.Muradi]

related works: []

other influences: []

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