Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Rippin' for Gordon - #003 - ICC 1970 – 1977 - Laat Varen Alle Hoop, Gij die hier Binnentreedt

ICC 1970 - 1977
Een Dokumentaire Overzichtstentoonstelling

I.C.C. JUNI 1970 - JUNI 1977

I.C.C. JUIN 1970 - JUIN 1977

I.C.C. JUNE 1970 - JUNE 1977

I.C.C. JUNI 1970 - JUNI 1977

Redactie : Lieve De Deyne

© I.C.C., Meir 50, 2000 Antwerpen
Ministerie van Nederlandse Cultuur

Wettelijk Depot : D/1977/1540/13

design by Paul Ibou

20,9 x 29,5 cm, 178p, softcover

On 12 September 2017 I ripped the 178 pages from ICC 1979 - 1977 Een Dokumentaire Overzichtstentoonsteling, tore them in half and threw them in the Hole I've been Diggin' for Gordon in a basement at an undisclosed location in Antwerpen since 20 February 2006.
The title refers to Gordon Matta-Clark whose last and major work ‘Office Baroque’ in Antwerpen I illegally visited at the start of my career as an artist. The performance/installation evolved into a ‘mash-up’ with ingredients from the works of various avantgarde artists from the 70’s. For instance a slant row of florescent lights inspired by Dan Flavin takes care of lightning and an endless ladder as imagined by Vito Acconci makes it possible to get in and out of the hole. The work was made visible through a number of side actions and performances where I used some of the dirt I had been digging up. Most of the dirt was used to fill up James Lee Byars' tomb.
As of 9 September 2017 the Hole will be filled with precious books from my private library.

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