Department of Art and Art History Calendar

Gordon Matta-Clark Video Q&A with Robin Williams

still image of a house from Gordon Matta-Clark's "Splitting"
 

Landmarks presents a special screening of Gordon Matta-Clark’s video Splitting. An introduction and Q&A will be conducted by Robin Williams, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. Williams studies relationships between the visual and performing arts in New York City during the 1960s and 1970s.

Meet us at the Atrium Bleachers in the ART building adjacent to art history classrooms and the Visual Arts Center galleries.

Gordon Matta-Clark’s 1974 video, Splitting, depicts each phase of his first large-scale and most celebrated Anarchitectural project. In it, the artist physically and metaphorically tears through spatial and structural barriers to reveal social and cultural obstacles as well as those between human and natural environments.

Image: Gordon Matta-Clark, Splitting, 1974, Super 8mm film on video, 10:50 min., black and white and color, silent; Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York