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                 Broken houses, 2017 is a documentation of a temporary installation in a local Bedstuy public park.
                 I used pre-owned residential wooden shutters, found on Craigslist to construct a series of ‘collapsing’ houses.
                The houses were approximately 4’ by 5’ and designed to appear sinking into the ground in different angles.
                The scale of the houses made them see like props on a stage of a play and their apparent collapse created
                an uncomfortable feeling of imbalance in the space, as if the ground was not level. The use of shutters
                negates the essence of stability privacy and protection. This work activates an experience on multiple levels
                by disorienting both perception and physical experience.


© Michelle C. Gevint 2018