The Peoplemobile (Project for City Squares in the Netherlands), 1969
Poster/catalogue, folded as issued. The front side lists the venues and dates for the project and the back side has text about the project and the artist, with stylized drawings showing the delivery and assembly of the structure. Text in Dutch. De Appel Arts Centre.
18 x 24 ¼ in
45.72 x 61.59 cm
Offset printed announcement card
4 x 8 ½ in
10.16 x 21.59 cm
The Peoplemobile (Project for City Squares in the Netherlands): Acconci accompanied a truck with a load of metal panels on a tour of five cities in the Netherlands between May and June 1979: Amsterdam, Middelburg, Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Groningen. Acconci would stay in each city for three days and each day he would use the panels and the truck to perform one of three constructions: table with bench, shelter, wall.
Combination: In the old sidewalk elevator shaft at the foot of the stairs to the basement of 112 Greene Street, viewers looking through a window saw a mirrored space and Acconci performing a work which involved holding roosters close to his body and thereby becoming a cover or container for them. The piece lasted for six hours.