Conceived and produced in response to the exhibition Last Year at Marienbad redux, the performance reading Blast from the Past theatricalizes found texts about the work of Gordon Matta-Clark and Robert Smithson, combining their words with contemporaneous interviews and articles to propose the genesis of two artworks Blast from the Past (1972–73) and Reality Properties: Fakes Estates (1974) by Matta-Clark featured in the exhibition.
In this one evening performance Fiore hauls the past to a present moment, time travelling through art and writing, to explore broader notions of place, memory and time, topics important for both Matta-Clark and Smithson, giving their words embodied voice, action and immediate presence.
Drinks and refreshments provided.
Made possible with the participation of Frank Castanien, Angela Conant, Dylan Gauthier, Maedhbh McCullagh, Kendra Sullivan and James Voorhies.
The Marienbad Sessions is an integrated public program that seeks to transform the exhibition site of Last Year at Marienbad redux into a learning site where real-time engagement with the public intersects visually and conceptually among works of art on exhibit.