Sunday, October 8, 2017

Rippin' for Gordon - #016 - Flora Rheta Schreiber in Sixteen Personalities

Flora Rheta Schreiber

First Printing: May, 1974
Second Printing: May, 1974
Third Printing: May, 1974
Fourth Printing: June, 1974
Fifth Printing: July, 1974
Sixth Printing: July, 1974
Seventh Printing: August, 1974
Eighth Printing: September, 1974
Ninth Printing: November, 1974
Tenth Printing: December, 1974

Copyright © 1973 by Flora Rheta Schreiber
All rights reserved

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 72-11188

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Cover design by Gene Light

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10,7 x 17,5 cm, 466p, softcover

On 8 October 2017 I ripped the 466 pages from Flora Rheta Schreiber Sybil, 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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