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.