Gordon Matta-Clark's Films and Videos

Gordon Matta-Clark's Films and Videos

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  • Gordon Matta-Clark (creator)
  • Gordon Matta-Clark (filmmaker)


Gordon Matta-Clark's Films and Videos

Dates of creation


Level of archival description

Series 6

Extent and Medium

  • 185 film reels
  • 95 videocassettes
  • 36 audio reels
  • 19 audiocassettes
  • 6 film cassettes
  • 6 video reels
  • 2 DVDs
  • 1 ring binder

Scope and Content

Series consists of original video tapes and original film footage made by or under the direction of Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978) along with copies and dubs in other formats including DVD.

The majority of the duplicate copies were made by or for Persistent Pictures, the film production company of Jane Crawford, Gordon Matta-Clark's widow, and her second husband, Robert Fiore, as they were responsible for the material following Matta-Clark's death. They ensured that copies of the originals were migrated from outdated formats (8 mm, Super-8, and 1/2 inch video tape) to more easily readable formats.

Series contains a ring binder, audio reels, audiocassettes, DVDs, film reels, film cassettes, video reels and videocassettes.

Reference Number



The series is divided into files by projects and subjects.

Conditions governing access

  • Not all objects in this series are currently available for consultation due to their format.


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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0005:131
    • Title: Log of the transfer and conservation of Gordon Matta-Clark's film
    • Catalogued items within this file 0


    • Jane Crawford (compiler)


    Binder consists of Jane Crawford's, Gordon Matta-Clark's widow's, and Robert Fiore's, her second husband's, notes on Matta-Clark films, including: which films and tapes were copied and by what company. Binder contains textual records.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)


    ring binder (closed): 30.2 x 25.2 x 2 cm (11 7/8 x 9 15/16 x 13/16 in.)

    Document Type:

    • log (record)

    Physical Description:

    - Binding consists of red plastic cover.

    Credit line:

    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture /
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Don de la succession Gordon Matta-Clark /
    Gift of Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark


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