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Gordon Matta-Clark (if you don't know, click this...)

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by KASTsystem, Dec 20, 2001.

  1. KASTsystem

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    Gordon Matta-Clark (if you don't know, click this...)

    Discussion started by KASTsystem - Dec 20, 2001

    Gordon Matta-Clark was born in 1943. He died in 1978.
    He is one of my favorite artists (definitely in my top 5).

    He's most famous for his splittings (cutting through houses) and his conical intersection cut through buildings.

    Splitting, 1974
    http://www.kastsystem.com/gmc/splitting.jpg'>

    [i]Splitting[/i], 1974 (interior view)
    [img]http://www.kastsystem.com/gmc/splitting2.jpg'>

    [i]Conical Intersect[/i], 1975
    [img]http://www.kastsystem.com/gmc/conical.jpg'>

    [i]Conical Intersect[/i], 1975 (interior view)
    [img]http://www.kastsystem.com/gmc/conical2.jpg'>

    [i]Pier In/Out[/i]
    [img]http://www.kastsystem.com/gmc/pier-in_out.jpg'>

    [i]Bronx Floor[/i], 1973-4
    [img]http://www.kastsystem.com/gmc/bronxfloor.jpg'>

    [i]Bingo[/i], 1974
    [img]http://www.kastsystem.com/gmc/bingo.jpg'>

    [i]Window Blow-Out[/i], 1976
    [img]http://www.kastsystem.com/gmc/window_blowout.jpg'>
     
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    swif1 - Replied Dec 20, 2001

    sweet....how the F*CK did he split the houses?
     
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  3. KASTsystem

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    He did it slowly but surely...ALL BY HIMSELF. He used whatever he could to get it split. Basically axes and chain saws.
     
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    seeking - Replied Dec 20, 2001

    thts bad ass... thanks for posting
     
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    chizm - Replied Dec 20, 2001

    where was Gordon Matta-Clark based?
     
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  6. KASTsystem

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    KASTsystem - Replied Dec 20, 2001

    Gordon Matta-Clark was an American artist based in NYC. (I don't know where the split houses were located though).

    Here is a picture of his restaurant FOOD in Soho:
    http://www.kastsystem.com/gmc/food.jpg'>

    I am getting a book on the artist in the mail real soon. When I get it, I'll scan some more photos and post them. along with more info on him.
     
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    That is really fucking cool
     
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    Once I saw his stuff, it continually amazed me.
    When you get that book...give the review of it, if you please.

    The fucked up part is, he died from the asbestos while working in those buildings. Ironic much?
     
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    23578 - Replied Dec 20, 2001

    That's cool. How the fuck. . .
     
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    pier in/out.
     
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    http://www.netgoth.org.uk/people/gothtroopers/236-ts-979590945753.gif'>
    "those are totally rad!"






    (very nice)
     
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    EL MASKO - Replied Dec 20, 2001

    I guess?
     
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    teister - Replied Dec 20, 2001

    Yo, thats wierd. Where do you get ideas like that? And even if you do (I'm sure I've thought of something outlandish like that before) how do you even begin to follow through with it? Damn.
     
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    OMARNYCAKASW1 - Replied Dec 21, 2001

    hes also an early photographer of graffiti...
     
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