Fresh Kill

© Generali Foundation Collection—Permanent Loan to the Museum der Moderne Salzburg © Bildrecht, Photo: Werner Kaligofsky

Gordon Matta-Clark

Fresh Kill, 1972

(Fresh Kill Is The Name Of A Rubbish Dump On Staten Island, New York) Film, 16mm, transferred from Super-8-film, color, silent, 12 min 48 sec Director: Gordon Matta-Clark Camera: Burt Spielvogel, Rudy Burkhardt Produced by: Holly Solomon, Burt Spielvogel Edition 1/10


Artwork text

The film records the complete process of the destruction of Gordon Matta-Clark’s truck—called “Herman Meydag”—by a bulldozer in a rubbish dump. It was made as part of 98.5, a compilation of films by Ed Baynard, Susan Hall, George Schneemar, and Charles Simonds, produced by Holly Solomon and shown in Documenta 5, 1972. (Corinne Diserens)