Saturday, April 10, 2010

Turning Vacant Houses Inside Out

Instead of burning houses, why not simply turn them inside out? It's the sort of thing the late, great artist Gordon Matta-Clark might have tried. And it happened last year in Cleveland, where artist Martin Papcun, "along with construction partners American Tank Fabricating and Affordable Demolition & Hauling Inc., sliced into the walls of a house slated to be demolished and turned the walls inside out to reveal the interior."

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