Nauman has used the footage of his studio at night in three related video installation works.
Mapping the Studio I (Fat Chance John Cage) 2001 was first exhibited at the Dia Art Center in New York from January to June 2002. For this work, Nauman used the original monochrome footage - without the colour shifts and also without the image manipulation (the flipping of the images) that we see in Mapping the Studio II.
Mapping the Studio II with color shift, flip,
flop, & flip/flop (Fat Chance John Cage) All Action Edit 2001,
first exhibited at Sperone Westwater in June 2002, consists of only
sequences from the film that contain action. It lasts under an hour.
The idea for the All Action Edit was suggested to Nauman by
his wife, Susan Rothenberg, and his first reaction was that this was
not the way he wished to present the material. But, on consideration,
because it seemed so contrary to the spirit of the piece, he decided
that it would be an interesting thing to do. Nauman also produced an
all action edit of Mapping the Studio I called Mapping
the Studio I (Fat Chance John Cage) All Action Edit, 2001.