Titles with or about Tony Conrad

Vidi Vici: Narrative and the death of desire

1988, 11:48 min, color

"If the intersection of desire and authority is phallus, the intersection of absence and vigilance is vagina. The tape’s laconic title (I saw, I conquered—but I didn’t come) encodes its vaginal pretense. In effect, Vidi Vici is a male artist exploring a vaginal posture. By interleafing different gender characterizations with various narrative impulses, it circumvents linearity while emptying our gaze into the interstices between action and incapacity." —Tony Conrad