Julie Rafalski

The Cut

Gordon Matta-Clark, Conical Intersect, 1975

The cut into a surface.

The superimposition of two different spaces or times.

The excavation of a space to reveal an earlier version of the space.

The revelation of something that is located behind the foreground.

A stage set with a hole in it.

The ability to see 2 or more spaces at once.

A window or door, revealing an outer or inner world.

Olafur Eliasson, Your Sun Machine, 1997

The definition of a container- a container exists because we can look from inside to the outside.

The revelation of what's underneath or above.

The scratching away of the layers of paint on a wall.

The fracture in a smooth surface.

The ripping of posters on an advertising board to reveal others underneath.

A cutting away of one surface always reveals another, in an endless continuum of various surfaces and objects- endless only until it goes full circle and you end up where you started.