Sunday, March 31, 2013
I thought Vito Acconci's "Public Space in Private Time" was a very contradictory and confusing reading because the ideas he talked about were bizarre and hard to relate to. In section 12 he states that "public space is an analogue for sex" and that's all people pretty much think about, which is kind of ridiculous to draw conclusions on. Also, just the way he words his sentences creates confusion and they sound repetitive. For example, in section 18, Vito says "the built environment is built because it's been allowed to be built," which kind of over exemplifies what he is trying to say because of the way he worded it. Overall, I thought it was very hard to follow Acconci's piece because it was composed of strange ideas and was hard to relate to real life.