SiteWorks: San Francisco performance 1969-85

80 Langton Street

Vito Acconci, Slide Lecture (24th March 1978)

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Acconci presented extensive slide recapitulations of his installation work of this decade, which have not involved his in-person participation. He stated that he felt his presence restricted the nature of his older pieces, and he felt the need to free his art form such strictures, particularly to politicize his work more. Slides included his recent work in Europe, at his gallery in New York. All this work involved simple sculptural installations augmented by taped vocal sound, often with video monitors. (Pritikin 1978, pages unnumbered)