Vito Acconci

June 5, 1971 112 Greene Street/Workshop

Exhibition Description

In the old sidewalk elevator shaft at the foot of the stairs to the basement, the Acconci performed a work which involved holding roosters close to his body and thereby becoming a cover or container for them. There were mirrors on the walls of the shaft. The piece lasted for six hours.

Excerpted from Brentano, R., & Savitt, M. (1981). 112 Workshop, 112 Greene Street: History, artists & artworks. New York: New York University Press.