Key Concepts: Site Situation

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’the-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 Wallkaprow_sweet-wall_1970.jpg

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.6a103e59560b836aa3100e5138745685

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.2-pioneers-gordon-matta-clark-splitting


Hi Red Centre ‘Street Cleaning Action’ 1964 – The cleaned the streets of New York Bat-Royer_Gourmel-theplay-fr-image_02.jpg

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. RevivalField3.jpg


Author: Crisiant Williams

I am a Fine Art student, studying at Cardiff School of Art and Design.

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