16 Sep '11, 12pm

My postmortem on #yyc's awesome #HouseProject: Planning to tear down your old house? First, let it be art

My postmortem on #yyc's awesome #HouseProject: Planning to tear down your old house? First, let it be art

We had vague notions of maybe something built of the random pre-demolition detritus in the house or a projection on the empty walls or something. Instead, Caitlind ran with it. She roped in seven colleagues, dubbed the thing “The House Demolition Project,” and turned the entire building into a gallery space. They were in there at all hours for a couple of weeks. They installed a salvaged playground slide in the living room and a sort of whirlpool wishing well in the kitchen. Some polyurethane fish swam in the breeze of a pair of fans in one basement room and a multiwall gallery of household ghosts and demons was painted on the walls of another. String and black lights created a laser-light planar effect in one ground-floor space, and another sprouted a wood-plank tumor like it was imploding, a portent of the building’s looming fate.

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