Vito Acconci - Waterways: Four Saliva Studies
  Year :   1971
  Location :   England
  Worktype :   Video
  Materials:   -
  Info :   [sonic]SQUARE series, Kaaitheaterstudios, Brussels, Belgium. Monday June 3





 
  Work Details  
  Waterways comprises four minimalist exercises in which Acconci explores the formal, visual and dynamic properties of a body fluid in a controlled performance situation. Using extreme close-ups and amplified sound to force the viewer into the space of his body, he experiments with his mouth as a container for saliva, holding it in as long as possible, trying to catch it in his hands. By using a bodily fluid as art-making material, Acconci pushes the anti-aesthetic of body art to its radical extreme. [text from electronic arts intermix catalog].[sonic] square curated by Christof Migone