Sunday, November 5, 2017

Rippin' for Gordon - #032 - Gerrit Komrij Averechts & Achterover

Gerrit Komrij

Eerste druk november 1980
Tweede druk november 1980
Derde druk mei 1981

Copyright © 1980 Gerrit Komrij, Amsterdam

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Singel 262, Amsterdam. No part of this book may be reproduced in
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written permission from B V Uitgeverij De Arbedierspers, Singel 262, 

Omslag F.-L. Schmied
Grafische vormgeving Alje Olthof
Druk Geuze & Co's Drukkerij BV, Dordrecht

ISBN 90 295 26939

11,9 x 19,9 cm, 322p, softcover

On 5 November 2017 I ripped the 322 pages from Gerrit Komrij Averechts, 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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