Sunday, January 21, 2018

Rippin' for Gordon - #051 - Corpo Fast Forward Forgotten

Corpo Fast Forward

Este livro é publicado por ocasião do Porto 2001, Capital Europeia da Cultura
This book is published as a cellebration of Porto 2001, European Capital of Culture

Concepção de Projecto _ Concept
Paulo Cunha e Silva
Porto 2001 - Área do Pensamento, Ciênca, Literatura, Projectos Transversais e articulação com Roterdão
Porto 2001 - Thought, Science, Literature and Collateral projects and articulation with Roterdam

Direcção, edição e produção _ Direction, edition and production
Dinis Guarda

Coordenação e edição _ Co-ordination and edition
João Urbano

Direcção Artistica, Videostills e imagem
Art Director, Videostills and image

Co-Coordenação ciênca _ Science co-ordination
Paulo Urbano

[RE] size* _ Sofia Gonçalves * Carlos Abreu

Traduções _ Translations
Margarida Bessa
Lidia Vaz
Paulo Pereira (francês-Português _ french-portuguese)

Colaboração em folio visual especial
Special collaboration with visual folio
Paulo Henrique

Revisões _ Proofreading
João Fagundes
Rafael Dioniso
Pedro Marques

Publicado por _ Published by
NUMEROMAGAZINE: fast forward
da Associação e editora _ association and editorial house
ÓPIO - arte e cultura
R. Pinheiro Chagas nº 28, 1º dto
1050-178 Lisboa
tel. 21 314 39 73
fax. 21 315 98 09

Pré-Impressão _ Pre-printed by

Impressão - Printed by
Heska portuguesa

ISBN 972-97705-4-9

Impresso em Portugal _ Printed in Portugal

21,0 x 20,9 cm, 304p, softcover

On 21 January 2018 I ripped the 304 pages from Corpo Fast Forward, 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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