Titles with or about Vito Acconci

Three Relationship Studies

1970, 12:30 min, b&w and color, silent, Super 8mm film on video

In this three-part exercise, Acconci explores the dynamics of the artist's interaction with or manipulation of an other. Each study involves a form of mirroring. In Shadow-Play, Acconci spars with his own shadow image, aggressively confronting himself as other. In Imitations, Acconci attempts to mirror another man's gestures and actions. In Manipulations, Acconci — seen by the viewer in a mirror — faces a nude woman and directs the movements of her hands over her body through his own hand motions.


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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