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:
Kelley, Mike - McCarthy, Paul
Date created:
Date acquired:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Audiovisual recording
Single-channel video, color, sound, 45 min
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
© Paul McCarthy; © Mike Kelley Foundation
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Mike Kelley / Paul McCarthy "Fresh Acconci", 1995