Funhouse in East Hampton

Funhouse in East Hampton

Aaron Able
Apr 3, 2008

For those that found yesterday's post on purposefully crooked frames hard to swallow — turn away! You are likely to go into shock. The Bioscleave House in East Hampton was designed by artists Madeline Gins and Arakawa as a physical experiment in defeating mortality...

Does conformity and habitual behavior make us age? Does constant stimulation and new experiences and interactions keep us young? These are the ideas the artists explore:

Whether you take the beliefs of the artists metaphorically or literally, their work makes you think. But after the initial fun, how many of us would end up curled up in a ball in a 45-degree corner? I had to include the picture of the poor pug who does not look like he is getting any younger! A House Not for Mere Mortals is an interesting read and the Audio Slideshow is especially good. There are tons of pictures and the couple's loft project in Japan is also featured. I'm anxious to know what everyone thinks — please share your comments!

(Pics: Eric Striffler)

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