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Fresh Acconci, 1995

Film: 45 min, color, sound
Based on Videotapes by Vito Acconci: Claim Excerpts (1971), Contacts (1971), Focal Points (1971), Pryings (1971), Theme Song (1973)

Featuring: Nancy Paradis, Andre Paradis, Roosevelt Flenourg, Heather Kennedy
Directors: Paul McCarthy, Mike Kelley
Producers: Steve Cioffi, Scott Hopper
Director of Photography: Ken Marcus
Lighting Assistants: Leonard Kuperstein, Jeffrey Dean Zawitkoski
Steadicam Operator: Jerry Hill
Make-Up/Hair Stylist: Lee Garland
Technical Advisor Norman Yonemoto
On-Line and Mix Facility: Pacific Ocean Post
Executive Producer: Tom Patchett

Artists McCarthy and Kelley re-stage classic 1970s performance pieces by Vito Acconci, with a decidedly ironic Southern California sensibility. States McCarthy: "(Fresh Acconci) is a reference to art now, to a resurgence of the 1970s and an interest in youth in the art world. There are also references to Hollywood 8 movies and soft porn made in the Hollywood hills.... In Fresh Acconci, the New York art scene is sandwiched with Hollywood. Two kinds of esthetics overlap. The tape itself crosses lines of what is politically correct, exploitation and softening or obscuring the meaning."

Text from Electronic Arts Intermix catalogue


Technical details

Original title:
Fresh Acconci
Registration number:
2771
Artist:
Kelley, Mike - McCarthy, Paul
Date created:
1995
Date acquired:
2006
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Media
Media:
Single-channel video, color, sound, 45 min
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Copyright:
© Paul McCarthy; © Mike Kelley Foundation
It has accessibility resources:
No

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Mike Kelley / Paul McCarthy "Fresh Acconci", 1995
I’d really like to think that the artist could be just another kind of material in the picture, working in collaboration with all the other materials.
Robert Rauschenberg