Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-78) died at only 35 of pancreatic cancer and has since become a cult figure of late 20th-century art. Trained in architecture at Cornell, he went on to question the field´s conventions in vivid projects--performance and recycling pieces, space and texture works and word games--some of which excised holes into existing buildings or assembled deeds to New York City alleys and curbs. The artist used a variety of media to document his work, including film, video and photography. His work and words, while sophisticated enough to make him an ´artist´s artist,´ and colossal and outgoing enough to draw public attention and affection, were always also grounded in social or political convictions. In the early 1970s, Matta-Clark developed the idea of ´anarchitecture,´ which encompassed his interest in voids, gaps and left-over spaces. ´Gordon Matta-Clark: Experience Becomes the Object´ collects five essays and ten individual interviews with various friends and family members of Matta-Clark´s. Together, they outline a biographical profile and offer an analysis of the historical period in which the artist developed his short but successful career. New, never-before-published material and photographs as well as an exclusive link to the documentary ´Crosswords: Matta-Clark´s Friends´ by Matias Cardone are also included.