This historical videotape, produced in 1973 at Art/Tapes/22 in Florence, Italy, is being made available for the first time in decades through EAI's Video Preservation Program.
Writes Acconci: "A long narrow corridor, leading to the camera — at one side, a window — sun streams in, splotches of light and dark, the corridor shimmers. I'm at the far end — walking back and forth, humming, biding my time. Then I talk to the viewer — rather, to a specific viewer: 'So you're finally there — I've waited for you — you had to be there first.' I walk around the camera, still humming, talking now and then, but waiting till I'm close before I come down hard. I'm close up — only my lips on screen — too close, blurred: 'You want to hear about her — her hair is blonde, your hair could never be like hers — she has her own life, I'm interested in what she's thinking, we could never have had a relationship like this.' I back off, leave 'you' hanging, go back to the other end — but I come back, I don't leave 'you' alone."
Produced by Art/Tapes/22