- Robert Whitman New York, USA, 1935
- Series:Cinema Pieces
- Date:1964 (produced in 2003)
- Dimensions:Variable dimensions
- Edition/serial number:Unique work
- Media description:Video (16 mm film transferred to DVD; colour, silent, 8'24"), mirror and washbasin
- Category: Installation, Video
- Entry date:2006
- Register number:AD04467
Bathroom Sink is the sixth and final work in the series. The film, projected onto a mirror, bounces off the mirror and is seen reflected on the opposite wall. It shows a woman combing her hair, brushing her teeth, putting on her make-up, etc. The model’s manner in the bathroom is reminiscent of scenes from 19th century painting and their poetic, sensual and desire-inciting implications. However, the film image created by Whitman is not erotic, but rather methodical, and it contains a ritual component characteristic of performance art. In addition, the piece must be penetrated by the spectator in order to be activated, thus allowing him or her to participate in the beam of light, the reflection, the idea of doubleness, all of which fall within Whitman’s interest in generating oniric games.
Whitman, Robert ( 1935-)New York : Pacewildenstein, 
Projected Images : Peter Campus, Rockne Krebs, Paul Sharits, Michael Snow, Ted Victoria, Robert Whitman.Minneapolis : Walker Art Center, 1974.
Firenze : Centro Di, 1973.
9 evenings reconsidered : art, theater, and engineering, 1966 : [MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, May 4-July 9, 2006] / curator, Catherine Morris ; essays by Clarisse Bardiot ... [et al.] ; interview by Herb Schneider.Cambridge : Massachusetts Institute of Technology : List Visual Arts Center, 2006.
Robert Whitman : playback : [Dia:Chelsea, New York City, March 5, 2003-June 20, 2004] / edited by Lynne Cooke and Karen Kelly, with Bettina Funcke.Whitman, Robert ( 1935-)New York : Dia Art Foundation,