Two Artists Turned “Spacemen in the Wilderness”
As part of their exploratory work in what they term as “performance architecture”, artists Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley built this incredible structure that literally moves with the wind and its inhabitants (if any). The 44-foot by 8-foot house made of concrete and wood pivots on a 15-foot tall column for full 360 degrees rotation. The artists decided to experience living in the moving house themselves and moved in soon after.
For five days, the artists experienced a novel connection to the environment and to each other, as they had to be conscious of where they moved. They enjoyed the gentle movement of the house but also at times felt their movements were constrained, as they continually had to make small adjustments in favour of balance.
This house will be on display at the Omi International Arts Centre in Ghent, NY for a period of 2 years.
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