Every Acconci in the Video Data Bank is a collaborative project by Alicia Chester and Andrea Slavik to remake every Vito Acconci video in the collection of the Video Data Bank, working with mostly Chicago-based female artists. In Sounding Board (December 2011), R. E. H. Gordon lies on top of speakers playing a track list she has selected. Jillian Soto interprets and reacts to the music on Gordon's body, so that Gordon feels the music coming through her body from the speakers and simultaneously feels Soto's reactions to the music and to her body. Watch an excerpt of the original video by Vito Acconci at vdb.org/titles/sounding-board
R. E. H. Gordon is an artist and writer based in New York. Gordon has exhibited and performed in such venues as The Kitchen (NYC), Taxter and Spengemann (NYC), Samson Projects (Boston), LaMontagne Gallery (Boston), Roots and Culture (Chicago), Western Exhibitions (Chicago), and The Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago). Gordon has been published in Monsters and Dust, New York Art Magazine, and Apenest and holds a MA in Visual and Critical Studies and a MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Gordon was the curator of Second Gallery in Boston from 2005-2007, and is now director of the Center for Experimental Lectures.
Jillian Soto is an artist and writer. Soto's videos, performances, and sculptures have been presented extensively throughout the United States as well as published work appearing in multiple magazines. In 2006 Soto received a BA in Studio Art from San Francisco State University and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. Soto lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.
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