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-
Citation Information: Vito Hannibal Acconci and Kathy Dillon. Remote control, 1971 October. Exhibition records of the Contemporary Study 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