Tree Dance

Gordon Matta-Clark


Video, 00:09:32.
Materials: 16 mm film on video

Collection: M HKA / Collection Flemish Community (Inv. no. BK7761_M488_1).

For the Twenty-Six by Twenty Six exhibition in the Vassar College of Art Gallery in Poughkeepsie, New York, Matta-Clark initially planned to build a sort of tree house where he would stay for three days. Ultimately it became a performance inspired by spring and fertility rituals. He built a structure, a kind of hammock, with ladders, ropes and towels in a big tree. At the end seeds were scattered so that an explosive spring could be expected for the following year.

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