Sunday, January 28, 2018

Rippin' for Gordon - #057 - Ed and Lorraine Warren Underwent a Terrifying Transformation from Quiet Neighbourhood Artist to Frenzied, Savage Beast

Ed and Lorraine Warren

NOTE: If you purchased this book without a cover you
should be aware that this book is stolen property. It was
reported as 'unsold and destroyed' to the publisher, and
neither the author nor the publisher has received any
payment for this 'stripped book'.


Copyright © 1991 by Ed and Lorraine Warren and Bill Ramsey
with Robert David Chase.

Back cover photograph courtesy John Cleave/Syndication

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or repro-
duced in any manner whatsoever without written permission
except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles
or reviews. For information address St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth
Avenue, New York, N. Y. 10010.

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 91-21767

ISBN: 0-312-92864-5

Printed in the United States of America

St. Martin's Press hardcover edition/October 1991

St. Martin's Paperbacks edition/October 1992

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

10,6 x 17,1 cm, 230p, softcover

On 28 January 2018 I ripped the 230 pages from Ed and Lorraine Warren Werewolf, 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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