A quick note before I hit the highway: I’ll be interviewing Vito Acconci on Saturday, live in Reno at the Nevada Museum of Art. This will be part of the Museum’s 2008 Art + Environment Conference, previously discussed here.
[Image: Vito Acconci, Blinks, Nov 23, 1969].
From an article about Acconci’s work in The New York Times:
”My biggest fear is that architecture is necessarily a kind of totalitarian activity, a kind of prison, in that when you design a space you’re probably designing people’s behavior in that space,” he says. ”So the goal of our work is to make a mix, a mix of possible routes, a mix of alternate routes, alternate channels.”
[Image: An artificial island in Austria, designed by Vito Acconci].
I’ll report back with details next week (and hopefully with a transcript or recording of the event), and I hope to find the time to do some blogging from the event itself.
Of course, if you’re anywhere near Reno, please stop by!
[Image: Vito Acconci, from Following Piece, 1969].
(Note that the title for this post – “A mix of possible routes” – comes from the profile of Acconci written by Aric Chen for The New York Times).