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Gordon Matta-Clark cutting "Office Baroque" © Cherica Convents & AAP Media

Film: "My Summer ’77 with Gordon Matta-Clark" (OAT)

(1977, released in 2012 – 30 min) 
Cherica Convents​
 
Gordon Matta-Clark (1943–1978) cast glass bricks for the homeless, started the restaurant FOOD in SoHo and made site-specific artworks, where he was – as he put it – “an anarchitect” who was “making space without building it”. Matta-Clark came to prominence for cutting holes into abandoned buildings and for capturing the process and results in photographs and self-shot movies like "Splitting" (1974), "Conical Intersect" (1975) or "Day’s End" (1975). In the summer of 1977, he was at work cutting his "Office Baroque" into a derelict building in Antwerp while preparing his net-installation "Jacob’s Ladder" for Documenta 6 in Kassel. "My Summer ’77 with Gordon Matta-Clark" is a documentary addendum to the original "Office Baroque" film that was shot by Cherica Convents and Roger Steylaerts. It consists of images from "Office Baroque", fragments from "Jacob’s Ladder", and of unique voice recordings of Matta-Clark from 1977 – but first released in 2012 – in which he talks about his own work, describing the final result of "Office Baroque" as: “dust, dirt, depravity and spatial complexity.” 
 
Cherica Convents studied photography, film and animation in Belgium, The Netherlands, Poland and USA. Until the 1980s she made underground film projects, after which she was cineast for a variety of TV stations. Her most important 16mm documentaries include "Office Baroque" (1977–78), "Orejona" (1979–80) and, with Luc Tuymans, "Het leven op aarde" (1983–85).​
 
 
The film "My Summer ’77 with Gordon Matta-Clark"​ is part of the public lectures "Degrowth Histories"​
 
Program:

Dato: 28 september, 2019
Tid: 09:00 - 17:00

Sted: AHO Gallery
Adresse: Maridalsveien 29, 0175 Oslo

Kontakt: Degrowth Histories / Dealing with It / Academy / Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT)