Ray of Light, by Ben Street, Artnet Magazine, January 11, 2008


Ray of Light, by Ben Street. Artnet Magazine, January 11, 2008, Anthony McCall, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn 

Anthony McCall, Long Film for Four Projectors, 1974

In a 1971 video, the New York-based British artist Anthony McCall, in his period brogues and flapping corduroys, digs a hole in a nondescript area of ground, puts the unearthed soil into a box, wraps the box up carefully, then buries it back in the hole, replacing the soil and the square of turf on top of it, and stamping it down…