Artist Alex Chinneck to create 'sliding house' installation called From the Knees of My Nose to the Belly of Toes in Godwin Road, Cliftonville
A deserted house in Cliftonville will be transformed into a work of art during the next few weeks.
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 plan is to peel away the façade of a four-storey house from the rest of the building and allow curving bricks, windows and doors to slide into the front garden of the vacant property to reveal its upper floor.
Artist Alex Chinneck aims to transform this home into a 'sliding house'
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.
Even the door and windows of Alex Chinneck's 'home' appear to slide
Previous projects include Telling The Truth Through False Teeth, in which he installed 1248 pieces of glass across the façade of a factory in Hackney to create the illusion that its 312 windows had been identically smashed and cracked.
Cliftonville was chosen as the location due to the grandeur of its architecture and the challenging social issues it faces.
Cllr Clive Hart, leader of Thanet District Council, said: “I am delighted Thanet District Council is supporting the contribution of the arts in this area.
“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.”
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