Vito Acconci b. 1940
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1971, 65:30 min, three parts, b&w, silent, Super 8 film on video

In these three exercises, Acconci plays with trans-gender illusions, manipulating and altering his own body parts to suggest sexual transformations. For example, he burns the hair from his chest with a candle, then attempts to create the illusion of having female breasts. -- EAI

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RESOURCES:

This film in Colin Marshall's Ubuweb Experimental Video Project
Vito Acconci in UbuWeb Sound
Vito Acconci in the UbuWeb Anthology of Conceptual Writing