Tree Dance

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

Gordon Matta-Clark

Tree Dance, 1971

Film, 16mm, transferred from Super-8-film, black and white, silent, 9 min 32 sec Edition 1/10


Artwork text

For the Twenty Six by Twenty Six exhibition at Vassar College of Art Gallery in Poughkeepsie, New York, Gordon Matta-Clark erected a construction of ladders, ropes, and textiles at the top of a big tree, where he carried out a performance inspired by fertility rites. Originally, the artist intended to spend some days in one of the cocoons of nylon net. (Sabine Breitwieser)

Lending history
2011 Łódź, POL, Museum Sztuki