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7 Ratings

Tree Dance

Directed by Gordon Matta-Clark
United States, 1971
Short, Documentary, Avant-Garde


For the exhibition Twenty-Six by Twenty Six at the Vassar College of Art Gallery in Poughkeepsie, New York, Matta-Clark created a performance inspired by spring fertility rituals. He performed in a structure made of ladders, ropes and other materials, which he built at the top of a large tree.

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Tree Dance Directed by Gordon Matta-Clark

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  • francisca bacon's rating of the film Tree Dance

    A noted on-foot traveler (Sylvain Tesson) once wrote that often in the evening he withdrew inside the tube-shaped sleeping bag like a traumatized larva, weary of the world, that dreamed of returning to the chrysalis. Would he have loved to rest inside a net woven pupa-hammock hanging at tree-house height, that childhood coveted hideout mixing the cozy freedom of bird nests with the secrecy of a leaf-covered mirador?

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