Saturday, November 18, 2017

Rippin' for Gordon - #037 - Yasuo Kuwahara and Gordon T. Allred on a Kamikaze Mission for Gordon

Yasuo Kuwahara and Gordon T. Allred

©, 1957, by
Gordon T. Allred

Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 58-6911

Printed in the United States of America

101 Fifth Avenue, New York 3, N. Y.

11,0 x 18,0 cm, 204p, softcover

On 18 November 2017 I ripped the 204 pages from Yasuo Kuwahara and Gordon T. Allred Kamikaze, 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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