Friday, May 01, 2009

Homeless Chateau Artist Residency

James Westwater's plans for a Homeless Chateau Artist Residency Program in Beacon, New York, are well underway now. The artists-in-residence will live and work inside the 4 x 4 x 8-foot structure for up to a week: James believes it is the smallest, fully self-contained artist residency structure in the world. Full details about amenities and showering arrangements are on his blog. "A little known fact about the Homeless Chateau is that it's original working title was Chateau for Homeless Artist," says James. "It evolved into the Homeless Chateau to address and raise awareness about the broader issue of homelessness." James hopes it will be a laboratory for artists to explore the barest essentials of their environmental and creative needs. Pictured above is the area where the foundations are being laid, and below is the Homeless Chateau scale model (perfect for your Action Man).

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