Monday, December 25, 2017

Rippin' for Gordon - #044 - Rod Serling Exploring the Twilight Zone Between Gordon Matta-Clark and Danny Devos, Where Strange Things Happen

Rod Serling
Stories from the Twilight Zone

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A Bantam Book / published by arrangement with
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                        A Bantam book / published April 1960
2nd printing .......... April 1960       8th printing ........ March 1961
3rd printing .......... April 1960       9th printing ........... May 1961
4th printing .......... June 1960      10th printing ..... October 1961
5th printing ....... August 1960       11th printing ........ April 1962
6th printing ..... October 1960        12th printing ..... August 1962
7th printing .. November 1960         13th printing ..... March 1963
        A Bantam Pathfinder edition published December 1964
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16th printing .. September 1965       20th printing ... January 1969
17th printing ......... June 1965        21st printing ....... April 1969
18th printing .. December 1966        22nd printing ..... March 1970

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10,7 x 17,9 cm, 156p, softcover

On 25 December 2017 – on his 93rd birthday – I ripped the 156 pages from Rod Serling Stories from the Twilight Zone, 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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