Oops! Something’s very unusual with that house. It seems that the facade has slipped off its structure and has comfortably set itself, right there in the front. That’s odd, right?
Well, what if we told you that it is an art installation! Titled ‘From the Knees of my Nose to the Belly of my Toes‘, it was created by British artist Alex Chinneck to surprise passersby and evoke wonder and excitement.
When the artist learnt that the dilapidated house [that remained uninhabited for eleven years] wasn’t meant to be renovated for about a year, he thought of building a spectacle with the forlorn structure. With assistance from various establishments, he made it all happen in a span of six weeks. While it created an illusion of a sliding facade that exposed the dreary conditions within, it reflected on the idea of uncovering the reality hidden behind a polished exterior. The intent of the artist was also to bring people’s attention to such crumbling structures which with some help and work could again stand tall.
The amazing and thoughtful artwork is a part of a four-storied house in Cliftonville, located in the town of Margate, United Kingdom. It is said to remain as it is for a year. You might like to check out some moments of the construction process in the video below.