Jenny Holzer and Peter Nadin's installation entitled Eating Friends will consist of two panels of text and six panels of abstractly rendered body parts. Each panel measures three feet by five feet, is made of copper and will be installed directly on the wall. The elegance and the coolness of the copper panels is in contrast to their content, which describe and illustrate body actions and instinctual, emotional and physical reactions. Both the images and the texts originally appeared in issue #7 of Top Stories, published in 1981.
Holzer and Nadin have worked collaboratively as well as individually on projects which have taken the form of plaques and posters on NYC streets, books, direct mailings, window displays, as well as exhibition in commercial and non-commercial galleries. By utilizing a variety of vehicles to distribute their work and by placing it in contexts not normally associated with art, Holzer and Nadin are attempting to undermine the traditional methods by which art is experienced.