- Gordon Matta-Clark New York, USA, 1943 - 1978
- Edition/serial number:Unlimited
- Media description:16 mm film transferred to video (Digital Betacam and DVD)
- Colour:Black and white
- Category: Video
- Entry date:2007
- Register number:AD04638
- Image credit:Courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York (http://www.eai.org)
The restaurant worked as an artist's cooperative in which someone different would cook each day, yet it was not only a business as performances and meetings were also held there, turning it into a kind of Food Theatre. Food was an element with a strong presence in the performance art of the time – for example in the events of Fluxus, another of the collectives that were key to the regeneration of this Manhattan neighbourhood – and also very much related to alchemy, a discipline which Matta-Clark taught himself and discovered through Marcel Duchamp, whom he knew since childhood by way of his father, the Chilean painter Roberto Matta. What particularly interested him about alchemy was the transmutation of matter, a central theme of his work.
Matta-Clark, Gordon ( 1943-1978)New York : Whitney Museum of American Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, cop. 2007.
Matta-Clark, Gordon ( 1943-1978)Lima : Museo de Arte de Lima, 
Matta-Clark, Gordon ( 1943-1978)Antwerpen : Internationaal Cultureel Centrum, 1977.
Gordon Matta-Clark / edited by Corinne Diserens ; survey by Thomas Crow ; essays by Judith Russi Kirshner and Christian Kravagna.Matta-Clark, Gordon ( 1943-1978)London : Phaidon, 2006.
Visualisiertes Bilderverbot? : Theologie im Gespräch mit Gordon Matta-Clarks Dekonstruktion der Architektur / Thilo Rissing.Rissing, Thilo.Münster : Lit, cop. 2003.