Following Piece

Following Piece

A black and white photo of Vito Acconci performing "Following PIece" across a street.
Photo taken from Khan Academy. Used without permission.

Vito Acconci
1969

STREET WORKS IV, SPONSORED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL LEAGUE OF NEW YORK
OCTOBER 3-25, 1969
NEW YORK CITY, VARIOUS LOCATIONS
23 DAYS, VARYING TIMES EACH DAY

NOTES:

Each day I pick out, at random, a person walking in the street.

I follow a different person everyday; I keep following until that person enters a private place (home, office, etc.) where I can’t get in.

Wednesday June 14 – 6:30pm, Herbert Von King Park

Meet at Northwest corner of Tompkins Avenue & Greene Avenue, Brooklyn.

Look for the docent/guide wearing the hot pink scarf.

Can the quintessential artist-as-stalker score be made into a tool for promoting community safety, rather than an illustration of how many of us (as women, trans folks, Muslims, disabled folks, immigrants, Black and brown folks, queers, and various combinations of these things) find public spaces to be sites of surveillance in which our visibility is used to target us for state and social violence?

Duration: Undefined