Performance Art: Shifting Land & Architecture
If you're at all concerned with how sterile our streets and neighborhoods have become, then the antidote is the work of conceptual artist Mary Ellen Carroll. She is doing some real-life ground shifting performance art that will "make architecture perform." On October 8, she's rotating a Houston suburban 1960 house and the land it sits on by 180 degrees, all the while doing live streaming - click here for her live stream site.
David Joselit, Yale University, Carnegie Professor, History of Art, Modern Art and Culture, stated:
Mary Ellen Carroll practices land art in the city in her prototype 180 where she projects a figure as powerful as Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty onto the Houston suburbs: a house that has been lifted with its slab and rotated while looking out at the surrounding neighborhood from each of its facades with a permanent digital feed. This is art that is zoned for life.
The 180 degree rotation of 6513 Sharpview, Houston, TX 77074 will commence on October 8, 2010 at 4 pm CST (weather permitting). There will be a live video stream at prototype 180. View MEC's work in the NYC collections of 3rd Streaming Gallery.