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Remote control

Creator:
Acconci, Vito Hannibal, 1940-
Dillon, Kathy, Kathy Dillon, 1940-
Type:
Videorecording
Date:
1971 October
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
2 video reel : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in. ; 1 hr., 3 min., 37 sec.
Summary:
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.
Citation:
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.
Additional Forms:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Conceptual art
Performance art
Video art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10715
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Exhibition records of the Contemporary Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art, 1943-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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