1 Godwin Road, Cliftonville, which has been chosen for an art installation by artist Alex Chinneck. Installation has an outer skin of building peeling away, sliding down and collapsing to reveal top floor
A deserted house in Cliftonville has been transformed into a dramatic work of art.
Artist Alex Chinneck is using the property to create an art installation as part of his project From The Knees of My Nose to The Belly of Toes.
The facade of a vacant, four-storey house has been peeled away from the rest of the building, allowing curving bricks, windows and doors to slide into the front garden of the property and reveal its upper floor.
Mr Chinneck is a London-based artist and designer who combines art and architecture.
He chose 1 Godwin Road from a number of properties owned by the council, for its character and location.
Cliftonville was chosen due to the grandeur of its architecture and the challenging social issues it faces.
Previous projects include Telling The Truth Through False Teeth, in which he installed 1,248 pieces of glass across the facade of a factory in Hackney to create the illusion that its 312 windows had been identically smashed and cracked.
Cllr Clive Hart, leader of Thanet District Council, said: “I am delighted Thanet District Council is supporting the contribution of the arts.
“This kind of innovative art will encourage and attract people from all over the world to Thanet, which is a very exciting prospect for us.
“Thanet is a haven for the arts and welcomes people world-wide to see its stunning and picturesque sceneries and sunsets.”