Sunday, September 17, 2017

Rippin' for Gordon - #006 - Constructing Your Own Avant Garde Art Installations with HTML Pages on the Internet

David Fox   Troy Downing
HTML Web Publisher's Construction Kit

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Fox, David
HTML Web Publisher's construction kit / David Fox, Try Downing
p.  cm.
Includes index.
ISBN: 1-57169-018-2
1. Hypertext systems. 2. HTML (Document markup language)
I. Downing, Troy. II. Title
QA76.76.H94F69 1995

17,7 x 29,5 cm, 684p, softcover

On 17 September 2017 I ripped the 684 pages from David Fox   Try Downing HTML Web Publisher's Construction Kit, 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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