Friday, November 10, 2017

Rippin' for Gordon - #034 - Linda Warmoes Daalt Af

Linda Warmoes

KUNST, een feuilleton in afleveringen verscheen eerder in de afle-
veringen 59 tot en met 64 van De Witte Raaf. Vuilheid kan van een
betoverende schoonheid zijn, een interview met Linda Warmoes,
verscheen eerder in aflevering 65 van De Witte Raaf.

KUNST is een uitgave van amerika. Uitgeverij amerika is een ini-
tiatief van Paul Verrept
© 1997 Linda Warmoes en amerika

Montignystraat 1 bus 6, 2018 Antwerpen
tel. 03 2570361, fax 03 2570362

ontwerp: Compagnie Paul Verrept
foto: Hans Aarsman

Warmoes, Linda
Kunst, Linda Warmoes
- Antwerpen: Amerika
ISBN 90 75995 03 2
NUGI 300

10,6 x 17,5 cm, 154p, softcover

On 10 November 2017 I ripped the 154 pages from Linda Warmoes Kunst, 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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