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Wooden stools and boxes spill across the floor, ceiling, and walls of this black corner, confounding traditional expectations of gravity. A viewer may sit on the solitary stool in this installation and feel disoriented by the arrangement of objects, lights cast from an adjacent podium, and sounds emitting from surrounding speakers. The artist's detached voice calls and responds to itself in a chaotic relay, loosely commanded by one "control point" speaker.
Since the 1960s, Vito Acconci's work with writing, performance, video, installation, and sculpture has explored the physical and psychological constraints of the human condition. Presently, the Acconci Studio architectural firm extends this consideration to the construction of public and private space. Round Trip exerts control over a viewer's sense of space by inserting unexpected color, sensory experiences, and laws of physics into the gallery.