art, Chicago

Welcome to Your New Neighborhood

Su Casa
Su Casa

These house shapes are made from manila file folders cut and pasted together. I don’t remember how many were made for a show on gentrification at Polvo http://www.polvo.org/subaltern/tucasa.htm.

Casita
Casita

I think of Victor Jara and the song Casitas del Barrio Alto which I found a video on youtube (of course)

2 thoughts on “Welcome to Your New Neighborhood”

    1. Never thought about them for a full scale living space. It would need an actual frame since these are just the manilla paper held together with glue. Although it would either need different paper or to be sealed and I don’t know how that would hold up to a good rain. thanks

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