Freshkills Park Blog

Gordon Matta-Clark’s “Freshkill”

UbuWeb, the large online archive of avant-garde art, has posted a streaming video of Gordon Matta-Clark‘s 1972 “Freshkill,” filmed at the Fresh Kills Landfill.  The short film depicts the destruction of the artist’s truck by a bulldozer.  The video is also available for download as an MP4.


October 20, 2009 - Posted by | FKP | , , ,


  1. For a catalog of community outreach programs inspired by the work of Gordon Matta-Clark, visit “Urban Alchemy/Gordon Matta-Clark: Transformation” at One project in particular you might find interesting is the garbage collection for the re-creation of Matta-Clark’s Garbage Wall. In “Garbage Wall: Community Collection,” the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts went to schools and asked students to think about different ways trash can be reused.

    Comment by Amy | October 28, 2009 | Reply

    • Excellent! Thanks for the tip, Amy. We’ll check it out.

      Comment by freshkillspark | October 28, 2009 | Reply

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