SiteWorks: San Francisco performance 1969-85

Parking lot across the street from 80 Langton Street Gallery, now Rawhide II, store

Vito Acconci, House of Cars (16th August-30th September 1983)



House of Cars was an “apartment complex” consisting of four car bodies transformed into monochromatic housing modules. The cars are stacked so that the viewer can move from one interior to the others. One bottom car has a stairway leading to a car on top; another has a seat from which the sitter’s legs reach into the car below; still another is stacked with a fourth with the floor and ceiling removed respectively so that a double space is achieved. (Pritkin and Searcy 1983: 61)