a Kyong Park project, is an abandoned
house from Detroit in search of a new home. The house was cut up
so that it could be moved and re-assembled anywhere in the world.
is a 'fugitive house,' running from the city of Detroit, which has
destroyed or burned more than two hundred thousand homes in the
last fifty years.
desperately extends its existence by travelling. Its first journey
was made in April, 2001, when it crossed the Atlantic Ocean, and
was re-constructed and presented in the 3rd annual Archilab exhibition
in Orléans, France. Since then, it has been to five other
European cities, and continues on.
its pieces misplaced and their incisions permanent, the house, when
re-assembled, replicates the condition of a dysfunctional city in
the violence of dismembered spaces. Wherever it may go, the house
takes the ideals and failures of modernism with it, creating discourses
on the cultural state and destiny of each community.