Vito Acconci

ShootFace of the EarthBody CapsuleUndertone (excerpt)The Red Tapes (Tape II)The Red TapesThe City Inside Us

The transitions between Acconci’s works in the realms of body art, performance, and installation are flowing. These works all deal with the definition and shifting of the limits of subject and object, artist and spectator, private and public space. In a process of rigorous self-analysis he places himself on dis- play provocatively. Characteristic is also the inclusion of his own voice, used impressively in a work like Face of the Earth. Acconci’s face here serves as a backdrop for the plot of an Western that he whispers and hums while his hands stroke his face.