Program Three

1971-75, 45:45 min, b&w and color, sound

Fire Child

In 1971 Matta-Clark produced works for the exhibition Brooklyn Bridge Event. This film records his process of making a sculpture — a small wall made of rubbish, waste paper and tin cans collected from the area.

Fresh Kill

This film records the complete process of the destruction of Matta-Clark's truck (which he called "Herman Meydag") by a bulldozer in a rubbish dump. Part of 98.5, a compilation of films by Ed Baynard, George Schneeman and Charles Simons, this piece was shown in Documenta 5 in Kassel, Germany.

Camera: Burt Spielvogel, Rudy Burkhardt. Producer: Holly Solomon, Burt Spielvogel.

Day's End

In May 1972, Matta-Clark worked on an abandoned pier in New York for two months, where he cut sections of the door, floor, and roof.

Camera: Betsy Susler.


This is a video transfer of works initially shot on film. This is best shown as a projection, to reflect the original medium.
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