Art POP is thrilled to include one of Vito Acconci’s video works, Theme Song, which will be projected on a loop for the duration of the festival at École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal. In Theme Song, Vito Acconci establishes an intimate relationship with the viewer. He plays “theme songs” by the Doors, Van Morrison, Kris Kristofferson and Bob Dylan on a tape recorder while speaking to the camera. Lying on his living room floor, smoking cigarettes, Acconci comes-on to the viewer. With each song the artist changes his tone of seduction, using at times his own loneliness in his favour. Theme Song is one of the many videos that Acconci made in the 1970s as part of his performance-based practice. While some videos were documentations of performances, in this particular work Acconci uses the camera to interact with his viewers. This method makes the viewer implicit as witness to his exploration of self and the body. The psychologically charged conversation that the artist has reveals as much about Acconci as it does about those watching. Since Theme Song, Acconci has moved away from expressions of self in an isolated context to working within a historical and cultural context with works like The Red Tapes and a series of Super 8 silent films. In 1988 he founded Acconci Studio in order to create various architectural projects. His work continues to be shown extensively worldwide. Vito Acconci lives and works in Brooklyn.