splittings.

credits: ?, ‘Building Cuts’, Gordon Matta Clark


Gordon Matta Clark (June 22, 1943 – August 27, 1978) studied architecture, but did not practice as a conventional architect. He`s known for radically altering existing structures e.g.  his ‘Building-Cuts’ , where he vertically cuts a house is in a half. His work includes photography, film, video, performance and recycling pieces, space and texture works and the Building-Cuts.
Matta Clark was strongly influenced by Colin Rowe, preeminent architectural theorist of modernism, whom he met at Cornell University. Later his work became informed by the concept of Détournement, developed by  Guy Debord, the Situationists and the French deconstructionist philosophers.
Demonstrating language as a social carrier and tool for ideology, he used word games and puns to re-conceptualize preconditioned roles and relationships exploring the fields between people and architecture.

“AN ARK KIT PUNCTURE, ANARCHY TORTURE, AN ARCTIC LECTURE, AN ORCHID TEXTURE, AN ART COLLECTOR…”

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, 3716 Washington Boulevard; St. Louis, MO 63108,
“Gordon Matta Clark: Urban Alchemy”
October 30, 2009 – June 5, 2010
find photos and text of exhibition at This Is Tomorrow

3 Comments

Filed under ISSUE Ø3 - PERFORMANCE, ISSUE Ø4 - SPACE, ISSUE Ø5 - STRUCTURE

3 responses to “splittings.

  1. ich finde matta clark sehr amüsant. irgendwas hat er auch beim centre pompidou herum gesäbelt, glaube ich. oder in den abrisshäusern, die dem cp weichen mussten. der starb doch ganz jung und tragisch, oder?

  2. CARMENCITA

    yes, he rocks ;-) er ist mit 35 gestorben. an krebs…

  3. Pingback: white zinfandel no.1: food. | m.e.t.r.o.n.o.m.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s