Friday, October 20, 2017

Rippin' for Gordon - #024 - De Nieuwe Oogst (The New Harvest)

Jozefien Van Beek
& Frederik Willem Daem (ed)

Hoofdredacteur: Jozefien Van Beek
Acquirerend redacteur: Frederik Willem Daem
Redactie: Sam De Wilde
Eindredactie: Robrecht Vandemeulebroeke

Vormgeving: Ward Heirweg
Drukker: Stevens Print

Oogst wordt vier keer per jaar uitgegeven door Oogst vzw
Paleisstraat 110 3b, 2018 Antwerpen
Voorzitter: Barbara Serulus

Zakelijk leider: Pieter-Jan Vinckx
Zakelijk medewerker: An-Katrien Vinckx
Communicatie en productie: Joke Hoeven

Alle inhoud © Oogst en de auteurs

ISBN: 9789082553680
Depotnummer: D/2017/13.949/01

23,0 x 28,0 cm, 82p, softcover

On 20 October 2017 I ripped the 82 pages from Jozefien Van Beek & Frederik Willem Daem (ed) Oogst, 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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