Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Gordon Matta-Clark

Couldn't resist sharing this great video about the site-specific work of urban artist Gordon Matta-Clark. Influenced by the French Situationists and their practice of détournement the artist became widely known for his modifications of existing buildings or 'building cuts' that he conceptualised as a form of 'anarchitecture'.

Filmed by Howard Silver the video features a walkthrough of a 2007 exhibition of the late artist's work by his widow Jane Crawford. The film is presented of part of a web series on the arts by Silver called Arts Into Production

Those intersted in UrbEx may also want to check out Silver's film Steve Duncan, Urban Underground Explorer. Readers may remember that another video on Steve Duncan appeared in an earlier post here.

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