Splitting, 1974

Gordon Matta-Clark wanted to record the failure of the seventies’ social and urban policies in New York City. His Building Cuts assume a critical look at the logic of capitalism by opening a reflection on speculation, private property and the privacy of individuals. In Splitting (1974), the artist cut in half a middleclass detached house in a typical American suburb, while in Conical Intersect (1975), this time in Europe, he cut several concentric circles in the walls of a building slated for demolition in the well-known Les Halles district of Paris.

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Matta-Clark, Gordon
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MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
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Audiovisual recording
Super 8 mm film transferred to video, b/w and color, silent, 11 min 5 s
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
© Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark, VEGAP, Barcelona
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