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Acconci, Vito Hannibal, 1940-

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Title: Remote control

Date: 1971 October

Physical Details: 2 video reel : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in. ; 1 hr., 3 min., 37 sec.

Description: A 2-channel video created as part of the Artists' Videotape Performances exhibition.

From the original program notes: "Remote Control is described by the artist as a 'private activity for two persons, in two enclosures.'the artist and a girl are sitting in separate boxes viewing each other on monitors. 'My aim will be to control the girl's mental framework and behavior -- lead her to perform particular actions on herself inside her cramped private space. I will be constantly talking and using my body in an attempt to manipulate her...'." Features Acconci and Kathy Dillon.

Creator: Acconci, Vito Hannibal, 1940-

Forms part of: Exhibition records of the Contemporary Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art, 1943-1975

Citation Information: Vito Hannibal Acconci and Kathy Dillon. Remote control, 1971 October. Exhibition records of the Contemporary Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art, 1943-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Availability: This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.

Digital ID: 10715