Continuous and Related Activities: Discontinued by the Act of Dropping - Barry Le Va, 1967

From The Art Museum:

[The artist] walked around a museum dropping pieces of felt on the floor, creating what quickly became a chaotic mess. This activity was ‘discontinued,’ as the title says, by the act of dropping a sheet of glass, the shards of which scattered across the felt. Traditionally, sculptors have used various processes in order to articulate a clearly defined form, but here Le Va inverts that hierarchy. This work is a piece of pure process, so it did not end once a specific form was achieved; rather, it was halted by another action, namely, the breaking of the glass.

 

Posted on November 22 2011, with 72 Notes

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    always have to read the descriptions or else ANGER
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    not the greatest, but it is holding up for 34 years so barry had a bit ‘o something going for him. not chris burden, for...
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