Vito Acconci, ‘Open Book’, 1974

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Close up of mouth – emphasises the voice as material, corporeal – expressive of something that transgresses the boundary of linguistics. We are dealing with the libidinal body. An uncomfortable relation between viewer and performer is created – something which is indicative of Acconci’s work during this period.

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