Jan 12, 2018 | By Allyson Rees
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Bringing a bit of humor and sunshine to the UK office this Friday afternoon is artist and designer, Alex Chinneck’s latest installation – a house facade that appears to be sliding down into its own front garden.
Entitled “From the Knees of my Nose to the Belly of my Toes,” Chinneck’s artwork adorns a formerly abandoned house in the Cliftonville area of Margate – Kent County’s most famous seaside town.
Funded by the Arts Council England – a public funding agency for culture and art in the UK – Chinneck removed the front of the house (four storeys in height) and rebuilt a new, curved front by laying bricks and cement over “prefabricated panels,” according to Dezeen.
“I wanted to create something that used the simple pleasures of humor, illusion and theater to create an artwork that can be understood and enjoyed by any onlooker. Cliftonville is a very poor area referred to as being ‘up the hill’. It’s an area where culture hasn’t reached and I think public art too often forgets its responsibility to the public,” explains Chinneck.
Watch the lovely video above to see how the installation was made. Images via Dezeen. – Samantha Fox
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