Titles with or about Vito Acconci


1971, 3 min, color, silent, Super 8mm film on video

The remains of a Gordon Matta-Clark piece in the basement of 112 Greene Street: a closet-like space with a window — viewers look in on their way through the gallery's ongoing exhibition. The walls are covered with mirrors. The artist, naked from the waist up, is alone with three roosters; he tries to gather the roosters up into himself, covering the roosters over with his body — the roosters scratch and claw and try to get away — gradually they become used to him, his body becomes their home.


This is a video transfer of a work initially shot on film. This is best shown as a projection, to reflect the original medium.
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