Mad Homes: Houses Turned Into Installation Art

Mad Homes: Houses Turned Into Installation Art

Alysha Findley
Jul 20, 2011

Four homes slated for demolition have been used as blank canvases for thirteen Seattle artists to create one-of-a-kind site specific installations. What will you experience as you make your way through these homes? Well, all I can say is expect the unexpected.

This past weekend marked the opening of the three week long exhibition "Mad Homes" in the North Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. Before these former living spaces are torn down to make way for a new housing development (that being a whole other issue in itself), the people of Mad Art are giving an incredible opportunity to a few emerging artists.

From entering a home packaged in saran-wrap and ready to ship, to walking into rooms covered in old clothes, to ducking and weaving through red pulling straps laced through every surface you will have an incredibly unique experience making your way through these art installations.

I look all day at how to design your home in new ways and how to incorporate art and decor into your living space, but what if you had the entire house to use as art itself? What would you do? What kind of experience would you want to create for your audience?

Having free range to make art at this scale doesn't come around that often. This is the kind of work that inspires me as an artist. If you are in, or will be visiting Seattle before August 7th you just might want to stop by "Mad Homes" for a little happy insanity.

For more information visit the Mad Homes website.

Images: 1 - 18. Alysha Findley , 19 & 20 CHS Blog

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