The Red Tapes_Acconci_Still1.tiff

Still from The Red Tapes (1976), directed by Vito Acconci © Vito Acconci, courtesy of Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, vdb.org

Pace On Screen: Sixty Years

The Red Tapes

Directed by Vito Acconci

Monday, Nov 23, 2020
7 PM EDT
YouTube Premiere

For the fourth installment of Pace On Screen: Sixty Years, we are pleased to present The Red Tapes (1976), directed by Vito Acconci.

Event Details

Pace On Screen: Sixty Years | Vito Acconci
Monday, Nov 23, 2020
7 PM EDT
YouTube Premiere

How to Watch

Please RSVP at the link above. The film will be available for viewing for 24 hours from the time of the premiere. A link to join the premiere will be shared prior to the date of the event.

The Red Tapes_Acconci_Still2.tiff

Still from The Red Tapes (1976), directed by Vito Acconci © Vito Acconci, courtesy of Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, vdb.org

The Red Tapes

1976 | 141 min
Directed by Vito Acconci
Courtesy of Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Red Tapes is Acconci's masterwork, a three-part epic that stands as one of the major works in video. Designed originally for video projection, the work is structured to merge video space—the close-up—with filmic space—the landscape. Acconci maps a topography of the self within a cultural and social context, locating personal identity through history, cultural artifacts, language and representation. Stating that the work moves "from Vito Acconci to a larger Americanism, between a psychological personal space and a cultural personal space," he constructs a dense, poetic text in this search for self and America.

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