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Vito Acconci «Waterways» | Waterways; Four Saliva Studies
Vito Acconci, «Waterways» Four Saliva Studies, 1971
Waterways; Four Saliva Studies | © ; Vito Acconci

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 Vito Acconci
«Waterways: Four Saliva Studies»

»Waterways« compromises four minimalist exercises in which Acconci explores the formal, visual and dynamic properties of saliva in a controlled performance situation. Using extreme close-ups and amplified sound to force the viewer into the space of his body, he experiments with his mouth as a container for saliva, holding it in his mouth as long as possible, trying to catch it in his hands. By using a bodily fluid as art-making material, Acconci pushes the anti-aesthetics of the body art to its radical extreme.


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