Gordon Matta-Clarke Splitting (1974)
‘This image has sat in my head and informed my practice for the past 20 years.
Gordon Matta-Clarke is best known for works in which he dissected existing buildings, slicing into and opening them up, using the simplest of means and changing them into gravity-defying, profoundly disorientating walk-through sculptures.
The work thrills me with its anarchy and poignancy, and the cross referencing of architecture, art and politics are a long term interest of mine.’
During the 1970s, Matta-Clark made the works for which he is best known: his “anarchitecture.” These were temporary works created by sawing and carving sections out of buildings, most of which were scheduled to be destroyed.
Helen is a practising artist and works in the library part-time.