Sunday, January 25, 2009

Art Shanty Projects: 6th annual celebration

The annual Art Shanty Projects is one of Shedworking's favourite shedlike celebrations. Based on Medicine Lake in Plymouth, Minnesota it runs until February 14 and is open to the public at the weekends from 11am to 4pm. This is how they describe it:
A six-week exhibition of performance, architecture, science, art, video, literature, survivalism and karaoke, ASP is part sculpture park, part artist residency and part social experiment, inspired by traditional ice fishing houses that dot the state’s lakes in winter.
Which sounds marvellous but still doesn't do justice to a true community carnival of shedlife.Among the shanty stars are ones made of paper, the only Post Office on ice, the Black Box theatre, one devoted to family games, another to Shackleton's journey to the South Pole, a specialist knitting shanty, the Ship in the Bottle Shanty, The News Shanty and many, many more. A few examples above and below but hundreds more at their Flickr site. Well worth a browse.

No comments:

Post a Comment