Sunday, August 09, 2009

Unabomber vs Thoreau

Over six months, artist and filmmaker James Benning built replicas of two very similar shedworking atmospheres, the cabin which Henry David Thoreau built at Walden and the cabin which Ted Kaczynski built in the Lincoln, Montana woods. Both were keen on self-sufficiency and interested in the idea of an alternative approach to life, with an emphasis on isolation. Can you tell which is which? More details at cabinprojectVia An Artist in Beacon, NY


  1. Top photo - Thoreau
    Bottom photo - nutter

  2. Great Work, the brick chimney was the clue on the H D T cabin. I'm not even sure if they had metal chimney stacks in his day.