Substrait (Underground Dailies)

1976, 35:15 min, b&w and color, sound, 16 mm film on HD video

In this film, Matta-Clark explored and documented the underground spaces of New York City. The artist chose a range of sites (New York Central railroad tracks, Grand Central Station, 13th Street, Croton Aqueduct in Highgate, etc.) to show the variety and complexity of the underground spaces and tunnels in the metropolitan area.

With: Jerry Hovagimyan, John Faherty, Jabez Van Cleef, J.W. McCarthy, Canon West, Jerry Levy, Jim McCullough, Jane Crawford, Arthur Deflefsen.


This is a video transfer of a work initially shot on film. This is best shown as a projection, to reflect the original medium.
Projection Installation Checklist & Guidelines