Vito ACCONCI (USA) Zone, 30-minute performance
and Lubin Auditorium, New York University. April 9, 1971.
An area ten feet square marked off with masking tape. One 500-watt bulb lights the area; the rest of the auditorium is dark. An activity for one cat, one male performer.
1. The cat functions as a center point.
2. I walk around the cat, forming the periphery of a circle that encloses the cat.
3. When the cat moves, and tries to break away, I shift my circular movement: my goal is to keep the cat enclosed within the circle.
-Performance as point (the performance is a matter of "keeping to the point," preventing the cat from getting away from the point).
-The goal of the performance is to create a still point (unmoving cat): lull: charmed circle: performance as hypnosis.