Saturday, September 23, 2017

Rippin' for Gordon - #011 - Jack Jones Takes You Down

Jack Jones
Let Me Take You Down

"The Prisoner's Letter" and untitled poem dated August 28, 1991,
© 1992 by Mark David Chapman

If you purchase this book without a cover you should be aware that this
book may have been stolen property and reported as "unsold and
destroyed" to the publisher. In such case neither the author nor the
publisher has received any payment for this "stripped book."


Copyright © by Jack Jones
All rights reserved

Cover design by Jerry Pfeiffer
Cover photograph by AP/Wide World Photos

This Warner Books Edition is published by arrangement with Villiard
Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York.

Warner Books, Inc.
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New York, NY 10020

A Time Warner Company

Printed in the United States of America

First Warner Books Printing: April, 1994

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

10,5 x 17,1 cm, 356p, softcover

On 23 September 2017 I ripped the 356 pages from Jack Jones Let Me Take You Down, 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 is filled with precious books from my private library.

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