Cuts and Cross Sections: The Films of Gordon Matta-Clark

Cuts and Cross Sections: The Films of Gordon Matta-Clark

Photo courtesy of the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York

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Sat., Sept. 16, 7 p.m. 2017
$10

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Aurora Picture Show
2442 Bartlett St.
Houston, TX  77098
713-868-2101
Cornell-trained architect Gordon Matta-Clark not only turned his back on the profession for art’s sake, he eschewed paper and canvas for an entirely different medium: buildings. Warehouses, townhouses, homes in the burbs, Matta-Clark’s “anarchitecture” — the literal cutting and sawing of sections out of abandoned buildings — will be on display in Cuts and Cross Sections: The Films of Gordon Matta-Clark, curated by Peter Lucas. The Aurora Picture Show will screen several of the films Matta-Clark made documenting his ephemeral works of performance art, including Conical Intersect (1975), in which he cuts cone-shaped holes through two houses; Fresh Kill (1972), in which the murderers are two bulldozers and the victim is Matta-Clark’s truck, named “Herman Meydag”; and Bingo/Ninths (1974), which sees him cut one side of a Niagara Falls house into nine equal pieces, the result resembling — to him — a bingo card.

7 p.m. Saturday. 2442 Bartlett. For information, call 713-868-2101 or visit aurorapictureshow.org. $10.
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