Burning Small Fires, 1968.
Untitled (Mary Frank and children with sparklers) - Robert Frank, 1958
Seeding Mermaids (Sembrando Sereias) - Tunga/ Costa Brava, Rio de Janeiro, 1987
Shadow Play - Vito Acconci, 1970
(from “Three Relationship Studies: Manipulations, Imitations, Shadow Play”)
In this three-part exercise, Acconci explores the dynamics of the artist’s interaction with or manipulation of an other. Each study involves a form of mirroring. In Shadow-Play, Acconci spars with his own shadow image, aggressively confronting himself as other. In Imitations, Acconci attempts to mirror another man’s gestures and actions. In Manipulations, Acconci — seen by the viewer in a mirror — faces a nude woman and directs the movements of her hands over her body through his own hand motions.