June 07, Wednesday

FOOD (1972)

Directed by Gordon Matta-Clark
USA | PG | Documentary | English | 43 min
Program: Food Restaurant
Venue: A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue
Time: Jun 7, 9:00pm

This film documents the legendary SoHo restaurant and artists’ cooperative Food, which opened in 1971. Owned and operated by Caroline Goodden, Food was designed and built largely by Matta-Clark, who also organized art events and performances there. As a social space, meeting ground and ongoing art project for the emergent downtown artists’ community, Food was a landmark that still resonates in the history and mythology of SoHo in the 1970s.

Camera and Sound: Robert Frank, Suzanne Harris, Gordon Matta-Clark, Danny Seymour. Editing: Roger Welch
Courtesy of The Gordon Matta-Clark Estate and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.