- Part of...Vito Acconci: Self/Sound/City
- Media Lounge
Projection space. The exhibition-area is like a novel, a radioshow, a movie to walk through; the piece consists of slide-projections (that transform the walls of the space into deep space, other places) and audiotape (the agent's voice is used as an instrument for alternate voices, other persons). But sound is architecture. Both sound and architecture make a surrounding, an ambience. Both sound and architecture make a context in which you can do something else…
Since a gallery/museum is a place where people come anyway, it can call people to a meeting, it can call the meeting to order: the gallery/museum is used as a plaza, as a town square.
But I'm fooling myself: the gallery/museum is never going to be a public place; if I really need, want, a public place, then I'd better find a way to get there…
Three Columns For America, 1976