A woman looks at the installation 'Approach it slowly from the left, Ftt, Ft, Ftt, Ftt, Ftt, Ffttt, ftt, ...', by British artist Ryan Gander at the Haus Konstruktiv in Zurich, Switzerland.
Georges Rousse (born 1947 in Paris) is a French photographer.
Rousse's work, from the 1990s to today, generally appears at first glance to be photos of desolate or abandoned spaces (buildings, rooms, parking garages or streetscapes) often on their way to the wrecking ball, on which the artist has superimposed precise geometrical shapes or squiggly graffiti.
The artist Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978) used neglected structures slated for demolition as his raw material. He carved out sections of buildings with a power saw in order to reveal their hidden construction, to provide new ways of perceiving space, and to create metaphors for the human condition. He spoke of his work as an activity that attempted “to transform place into a state of mind by opening walls.”