What is sight specific art?
Site = the physical fixed properties of the environment
Place = a malmble understanding of the concept of the environment
Psychogeography = an approach to geography that emphasizes playfulness and “drifting” around urban environments
Social Space = A metaphor for ‘society experienced‘ (A space can be physical or virtual)
Activism = a confrontal action like a strike or demonstration
Richard Serra ‘Hours of the day’
Allan Kaprow ‘Sweet Wall’ 1970 – cinder blocks held together with bread and jam as mortar. ‘Sweet Wall’ was a work that playfully aimed to commandeer the physicality of the Wall
Marina Abramovic & Ulay ‘The Lovers’ 1988 – Lovers Abramović & Ulay walked the length of the Great Wall of China from opposite ends, meet in the middle and broke up.
Gordon Matta Clark ‘Splitting’ 1975 – He cut a two story home in half, right down the middle. The outside light invade the interior, like a blade. The artist photographed his work and created a collage of prints.
Hi Red Centre ‘Street Cleaning Action’ 1964 – The cleaned the streets of New York
Mel Chin ‘Revival Field’ 1990-91 – In an effort to revive a section of toxic ground, she created a garden that would restore the soil.