An Amazing Transforming "Home" Theatre

An Amazing Transforming "Home" Theatre

Gregory Han
Aug 29, 2013

This humble looking shed/small home is more than meets the eye. Artist Matthew Mazzotta was invited by the Coleman Center for the Arts to work with the community of York, Alabama to "recreate a living room outdoors in the middle of the street". What he came up with is an unbelievable transformation act...

Matthew Mazzotta's Open House transforming theatre for the community of York, Alabama was made from material from an abandoned home and reconfigured into an architectural puzzle box capable of unfolding into an open air theater offering seating for one hundred people.

The transformation requires four people and one and a half hours to unfold into its theatre form, making community and cooperation the heart and soul of the building. Once opened out, five rows of stadium seating offer guests an opportunity to sit back and enjoy a movie, free for the public. When the theater is folded back up into the shape of a house, the property around Open House operates as a public park. Wondrous!

Via Junk Culture

(Image: Matthew Mazzotta)

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