Included here is a selection of excerpts from videos and texts on this website which give an overview of Simonds’ work.


Interview with Peter Kennedy, Sydney Filmmakers Cooperative “Other Than Arts Sake,” 1974.

Part of a series for Australian TV that included Adrian Piper, Hans Haacke, Ian Breadwell, David Medalla, Steve Willats, Charles Simonds, The Woman’s Building: Judy Chicago and Arlene Raven.
La Placita: Project Uphill

A documentary film which revisits never-edited archival footage of a community built playlot in New York City in the 1970’s. Edited by Anna Burholt and Charles Simonds in 2020.
Richard Shiff, Charles Simonds in Conversation

Watch a video recording of Charles Simonds in conversation with Richard Shiff at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, April 1, 2016.
Christopher Lyon, "At the Cuff of Time: Creative Mythology in the 1970s. Art of Charles Simonds,

Lecture at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, April 2015.
Ksenia M. Soboleva, "A god-awful small affair: Queering Charles Simonds,"

Lecture at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, April 2015.
Herbert Moldering, Charles Simonds.

Lecture at the Institute of Fine arts, New York University. April 2015.
Charles Simonds, Bowery Artist Tribute Interview,

June 21, 2012, with Ethan Swan, New Museum, New York (1hr 3min).
Charles Simonds, Artists at the Institute.

Artist lecture at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 2014.
Charles Simonds, MoMA artist lecture, 2013.

Q&A. Lecture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, at the invitation of Stephanie Weber for the “Modern Mondays” series. April 15, 2013.


BOMB Magazine- Charles Simonds: Interview by Christopher Lyon, Stephanie Weber & Veronika Vogler"

Lyon, Christopher. Weber, Stephanie. Vogler, Veronika. Bomb Magazine, October 2nd, 2014.

Schwebende Stadte und andere Architekturen / Floating Cities and Other Architectures,

Westfalischer Kunstverein, Munster, Germany; Bonner Kunstverein, Germany. Catalogue with texts by Daniel Abadie, Lucy R. Lippard, Herbert Molderings and Charles Simonds. 1978.

Charles Simonds: Mental Earth, Growths and Smears,

Knoedler & Company, New York. Catalogue with text by Arthur C. Danto. 2011-2012.

“Art and Community: Dwelling Munich" Charles Simonds with Irving Sandler.

Art in Conversation Brooklyn Rail July /August 2018.