Friday, March 5, 2010
VITO ACCONCI, Words/ Action/ Architecture 3/31
Presented by the Technology and Society Lecture Series at Mills College
Wednesday March 31st 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
Lisser Theatre, Mills College 5000 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94613
This event is free and open to the public
The Technology and Society Lecture Series at Mills College is pleased to be hosting Vito Acconci who will be presenting his lecture titled, “Words/ Action/ Architecture” on Wednesday March 31st 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lisser Theatre.
Vito Acconci’s design and architecture comes from another direction: a background first in writing and then in art. His performances in the 70’s helped shift art from object to interactions between artist and viewer; his installations treated visitors to the gallery/museum not as viewers but as inhabitants of and participants in a public space. By the late 80’s his work had crossed over, and he formed Acconci Studio; their operations come from computer-thinking, and mathematical and biological models -- they treat architecture as occasions for activity -- they make spaces fluid, changeable, portable. They have recently completed an artificial island in Graz, a clothing store in Tokyo, an elevated subway-station in Coney Island. About to be built is a building perimeter in Toronto and a street through a building in Indianapolis. They are currently working on a three-story building in Milan, a bridge-system and park near Delft, and an amphitheatre in Stavanger.
Please join us for the lecture at the Lisser Theatre located at Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94613. Mills is located immediately off of Highway 580 in Oakland at the junction of 580 (MacArthur Freeway) and Highway 13 (Warren Freeway), approximately seven miles from the Bay Bridge.