Screening of FOOD by Gordon Matta-Clark

Sunday, October 2nd 7pm : Screening at Microscope Gallery, a LIVE / WORK SPACE event

Food by Gordon Matta-Clark

1972, 43 min, b&w, 16 mm film on video
This film documents the legendary SoHo restaurant and artists' cooperative Food, which opened in 1971. Owned and operated by Caroline Goodden, Food was designed and built largely by Matta-Clark, who also organized art events and performances there. As a social space, meeting ground and ongoing art project for the emergent downtown artists' community, Food was a landmark that still resonates in the history and mythology of SoHo in the 1970s.
Camera and Sound: Robert Frank, Suzanne Harris, Gordon Matta-Clark, Danny Seymour. Editing: Roger Welch

 Dwellings: Charles Simonds by Rudy Burckhardt 

 1974, 12 min, color, 16mm film

American sculptor and architect Charles Simonds is seen during the winter of 1974 when he spent his days among the devastated tenements and vacant lots of Manhattan's Lower  East Side, sculpting clusters of miniature dwellings for an imaginary civilization. These  structures are nestled in crevices of deteriorating buildings and crumbling sidewalks: his work evokes themes of survival, dependency, fragility and visionary idealism. 

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