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Alex Chinneck’s Sliding Wall of Bricks

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 17, 2013 01:01 AM
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by Promila Shastri last modified Oct 16, 2013

An abandoned house in the British seaside town of Margate has been given a reprieve of sorts by an elaborate, ingenious art installation conceived by the British designer and artist Alex Chinneck. As part of an effort to draw attention to the economic woes of the town, Chinneck has designed — Continue reading …




 

 

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An abandoned house in the British seaside town of Margate has been given a reprieve of sorts by an elaborate, ingenious art installation conceived by the British designer and artist Alex Chinneck. As part of an effort to draw attention to the economic woes of the town, Chinneck has designed a optical illusion, entitled From the Knees of My Nose to the Belly of My Toes, which shows the brick facade of the long derelict house appearing to slide down the house’s front and onto the ground. Built with the volunteer help of local construction workers and engineers, the installation has drawn widespread attention to a depressed part of a once prosperous area. Says Chinneck, “I was drawn to Cliftonville because it’s an area where the culture hasn’t reached and I think public art too often forgets its responsibility to the public.”

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