Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Artist Builds Most Narrow House in the World

Narrow House is one of the many ways that Austrian artist Erwin Wurm looks at the world differently and challenges his viewers to do the same. Wurm created this installation based off of his childhood home. Visitors were invited into the living quarters to explore the narrow spaces and slender furniture that filled the house. Everything including the hallways, the bedroom, the living areas, even the toilet, were unusually compressed. Through the installation, Wurm raises questions about space, posing "some deep and disturbing questions about the terror that comes from having our personal space constricted, restricted, or invaded."