Alternatives in Retrospect

Alternatives in Retrospect

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  • Jane Crawford (compiler)
  • Jacki Apple (filmmaker)
  • Gordon Matta-Clark (subject)


Alternatives in Retrospect

Dates of creation


Level of archival description

File 4

Extent and Medium

  • 1 videocassette

Scope and Content

File consists of a videocassette of interviews with Richard Nonas and Tina Girouard and excerpts of the Gordon Matta-Clark "Open House" (1972) film that were included in "Alternatives in Retrospect," a 1981 film produced by Jacki Apple made for the exhibition of the same name at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, New York.

File contains a videocassette.

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    • Reference Number: PHCON2003:0005:066
    • Title: Two excerpts from Alternatives in Retrospect #1
    • Dates of creation: recorded 1981
    • Form: video


    • Jacki Apple (filmmaker)
    • Gordon Matta-Clark (artist)
    • Richard Nonas (sculptor)
    • Tina Girouard (artist)
    • Suzanne Harris (artist)


    Videocassette includes a pre-view copy of two excerpts from the film.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 videocassette(s)

    Physical Description:

    20 min. cassette; col.; 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


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


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