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Automation House

Automation House

Part of

People

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

Title

Automation House

Dates of creation

1972

Level of archival description

File 1

Extent and Medium

  • 3 video reels
  • 3 videocassettes
  • 1 film reel

Scope and Content

File consists of video camera originals and duplicate copies in various formats for Automation House, filmed in New York City, New York. Materials were recorded in 1972 and some were transferred to videocassette in 1991.

File contains a film reel, videocassette and video reels.

Reference Number

CP138.S6.D1

Related units of description

  • Videocassettes of Automation House, from the Programs series distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix, can be found in File 24 of Series 6 (CP001.S6.D24) of the Gordon Matta-Clark Collection. Sketches and notes for Automation House (PHCON2002:0016:024) can be found in Sub-series 1 of Series 4 (CP001.S4.SS1) of the Collection.

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0005:003
    • Title: Master video edit of Automation House on a video reel
    • Dates of creation: recorded 1972
    • Form: video

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (filmmaker)
    • Carlotta Schoolman (producer)
    • 20/20 Film Production, Inc. (role unspecified)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 video reel(s)

    Physical Description:

    30 min video reel; polyester; protection master, master edit 3650; b&w; V-30H for helical scan video recorders; Sony; 1/2 in.; A sticker on the reel box states "needs special care".

    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

    Copyright:

    © Succession Gordon Matta-Clark
    © Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0005:004
    • Title: Master Edit of Automation House on a video reel (tape unreadable?)
    • Dates of creation: recorded 1972
    • Form: video

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (filmmaker)
    • 20/20 Film Production, Inc. (role unspecified)
    • Carlotta Schoolman (producer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 video reel(s)

    Physical Description:

    30 min video reel; polyester; master edit; b&w; V-30H for helical scan video recorders; Sony; 1/2 in.; A sticker on the reel box states "No sync won't play". Unreadable?

    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

    Copyright:

    © Succession Gordon Matta-Clark
    © Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0005:005
    • Title: Original of Automation House on a video reel
    • Dates of creation: recorded 1972
    • Form: video

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (filmmaker)
    • 20/20 Film Production, Inc. (role unspecified)
    • Carlotta Schoolman (producer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 video reel(s)

    Physical Description:

    30 min video reel; polyester; camera original, master edit 3650; b&w; V-30H for helical scan video recorders; Sony; 1/2 in.;

    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

    Copyright:

    © Succession Gordon Matta-Clark
    © Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0005:006
    • Title: Automation House: 16mm
    • Dates of creation: recorded 1972
    • Form: video

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (filmmaker)
    • 20/20 Film Production, Inc. (role unspecified)
    • Carlotta Schoolman (producer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 film reel(s)

    Physical Description:

    projection print with optical track; "B" wind composite positive; b&w; Kodak; s.d.; 16 mm; 1 x 1000' box

    Inscription:

    Inscriptions

    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

    Copyright:

    © Succession Gordon Matta-Clark
    © Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0005:007
    • Title: 3/4 video edited video of Automation House
    • Dates of creation: recorded 1972, transferred 18 December 1991
    • Form: video

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (filmmaker)
    • Devlin Videoservice (role unspecified)
    • 20/20 Film Production, Inc. (role unspecified)
    • Carlotta Schoolman (producer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 videocassette(s)

    Physical Description:

    33 min. on a 60 min. cassette; film transfer; b&w; 3M; 3/4 in.;

    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

    Copyright:

    © Succession Gordon Matta-Clark
    © Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0005:136
    • Title: Automation House: Video dub in NTSC format
    • Dates of creation: recorded 1972, transferred 18 December 1991
    • Form: video

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (filmmaker)
    • 20/20 Film Production, Inc. (role unspecified)
    • Devlin Videoservice (role unspecified)
    • Carlotta Schoolman (producer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 videocassette(s)

    Physical Description:

    33 min. on a 60 min. cassette; VHS; NTSC 525/60;

    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

    Copyright:

    © Succession Gordon Matta-Clark
    © Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0005:137
    • Title: Automation House: video dub in PAL format
    • Dates of creation: recorded 1972, transferred 18 December 1991
    • Form: video

    People:

    • Gordon Matta-Clark (filmmaker)
    • 20/20 Film Production, Inc. (role unspecified)
    • Devlin Videoservice (role unspecified)
    • Carlotta Schoolman (producer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 videocassette(s)

    Physical Description:

    33 min. on a 60 min. cassette; VHS; PAL 625/50;

    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

    Copyright:

    © Succession Gordon Matta-Clark
    © Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark

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