On the work of Gordon Matta-Clark

16 Nov. 2017

Geography M.A. student Jack Swab presented his ongoing research on the work of mid-twentieth-century artist Gordon Matta-Clark.

"Gordon Matta-Clark was a pioneering New York city-based modern artist who, along with others, created the art genre termed "anarchitecture." A portmanteau between anarchy and architecture, his work re-conceptualized the decay of urban America in the late 1960s and early 1970s. While most of his artistic output was in alterations to the built environment, he did create a number of films which this Tea Hour will view.  A mixture of actual edited films and collections of archival footage, I will screen these films to see what sort of questions we can ask about the urban environments." - Jack Swab