Seedbed (performance piece)

Seedbed (performance piece)

"Seedbed" is a performance piece first performed by Vito Acconci on 15–29 january 1971 at Sonnabend Gallery in New York.

A low wooden ramp merging with the floor - it extends across the width of the room, beginning two feet up the side of one wall and slanting down to the middle of the floor. Acconci lay hidden underneath the ramp installed at the Sonnabend Gallery, masturbating. The artist's spoken fantasies about the visitors walking above him were heard through loudspeakers in the gallery.cite news
publisher=Kunstmuseum Luzern
title=Vito Acconci - Kunstmuseum Luzern
date=May, 1978

Marina Abramovic performed "Seedbed" as part of her "Seven Easy Pieces" in 2005.

ee also

* [ Guggenheim Press Release on "Seven Easy Pieces"] - Nov.9-15, 2005
* [ Interview New York Times - Provocateur: Marina Abramovic]


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