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Vito Acconci, Following Piece, 1969

13/3/2021 ☼ By Vito Acconci. Taken from moma.org. Tags:

In the fall of 1969, Acconci randomly selected and then followed individual passersby he encountered in New York City, maintaining his pursuit until the person entered a building. The process varied in length from a few minutes to several hours and took the artist around Manhattan and into Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, as shown in the work’s central map. Though this stalking was aggressive, by allowing a stranger to determine his route the artist gave up a certain degree of agency. He said, I am almost not an I’ anymore; I put myself in the service of this scheme.” A typescript lays out the terms of the scheme,” and this photocollage documents several of the actions.

Vito Acconci, Following Piece, 1969 - moma.org

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