Performing “seedbed”. In this conceptual performance piece, Acconci masturbates underneath the gallery floor as visitors hear him speak his fantasies on loud speakers above the floor. The duration of this performance lasted three weeks, in which he masturbated about 8 hours a day and murmured thinks like “You’re pushing your cunt down on my mouth” or “You’re ramming your cock down into my ass.”
What would you do if Acconci was masturbating under your floor? Wonderful, I hope. Acconci IS god.
But in all reality, Acconci always confronts his audience in such a specific manner in all his work, even his architectural landscapes. The artist/art doesn’t exist without its viewer. Acconci is my favorite reminder of that fact.