Day’s End, Gordon Matta Clark

Day’s End was a monumental architectural “cutting” (Thomspon, 2003) that involved slicing through walls, roofs, floors and foundations of an abandoned pier that was alloted for demolition. At Pier 52, a nine-foot wide trench is hollowed out of the building, cutting through the floor and structure. The transformation is destabilising – the building gains a certain frailty […]

Bhirchowk Cottage .02

from Glanmore Revisited THE SKYLIGHT You were the one for skylights. I opposed Cutting into the seasoned tongue-and-groove Of pitch pine. I liked it low and closed, Its claustrophobic, nest-up-in-the-roof Effect. I liked the snuff-dry feeling, The perfect, trunk-lid fit of the old ceiling. Under there, it was all hutch and hatch. The blue slates […]