Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Produced at Acconci Studio in New York, as a component of the Halpern-Rogath Curatorial Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania, this talking-heads piece features a conversation between undergrad students at Penn and the artist-cum-architect Vito Acconci. In it, Acconci discusses his fixation with "the experience of power," directly achieved and conceptually grasped via the activation of "bounded zones" such as New York streets and art galleries. He also talks openly of the career shift that he experienced from a focus on the individual corporal body to collective bodies in an urban context, and of his use of structures that promote and heighten instability per se.
architecture, career-change, seminar, visionary