At Home without a Home

Im an artist. I live where I house sit. My closet is in my car.

Going out of town? Need a house or pet sitter? call me 816.866.3025

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The past month has included learning to pop welding seams, installing plywood and screwing in the official closet bar; now you can enter through the trunk and come out in the drivers seat.  Time for a photo shoot! 

The past month has included learning to pop welding seams, installing plywood and screwing in the official closet bar; now you can enter through the trunk and come out in the drivers seat.  Time for a photo shoot! 

Ranu Mukherje is a contemporary artist who focuses on the idea of the nomadic person.  She currently lives in San Francisco, California. 

"Ranu Mukherjee is a multi-disciplinary artist making hybrid films, works on paper and collaborative projects. Her recent work focuses on processes of creolization, the figure of the nomad, speculative narratives and the visual and political history of 19th century Indian lithographs.She generally refers to encounters with embodiment, ecology, the science-fictional and the unknown, exploring narrative excess and material conditions brought on by global capitalism. Ranu co-created the collaborative artist orphan drift in London in the 1990’s. She has participated in numerous exhibitions and screenings internationally. She is represented by Frey Norris Contemporary and Modern. Ranu has 5 year old triplets and is growing tentacles."

Mukherjee received her M.F.A. from the Royal College of Art, Painting Department, London, and her B.F.A. from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.  In 2010 she was a featured artist in Noma gallery’s Videohole and received a Kala Fellowship Award.


Using a Piaggio APE 50 (a three wheeled light transport vehicle) Cornelius Comanns created the Bufalino.  The Bufalino is a one person mobile camper.  Comanns sees this invention making travel easier and more spontaneous, therefore  giving us more freedom to move around.  The interior features furnished interior consisting of a bed, two seating units, a cooking zone, a basin, storage space, a water tank and a refrigerator.  

I want one. 

I moved in a couple days ago, I have two puppies to watch over now! #athomewithoutahome

I moved in a couple days ago, I have two puppies to watch over now! #athomewithoutahome

A German design collaborative consisting of Marcel Krings and Sebastian Mühlhäuser, has designed a prototype for an entire room which unfolds from a box, called Casulo. “Casulo is a complete set of room furniture which can be set up in less than ten minutes and later disassembled and repacked like a standard Euro pallet of 80 cm by 120 cm (31.5 inch by 47.2 inch). No tools are needed in the process.” Each box contains a wardrobe, large desk/table, separate desk cabinet with locking drawers, a revolving, height-adjustable desk chair, two stools, a single bed and mattress, and a tall set of shelves, what more could you ask for?

interested in seeing the unfolding process: http://youtu.be/OYCTcPkIIBI

http://mein-casulo.de/index.htm

Saturday Night Live : House Sitting

thatssogross:

This sketch makes me laugh so much.

 Back to Our Roots: Reconsidering the American Dream    
The typical American suburban home, is an outmoded model. It’s time to build new blueprints for a more sustainable lifestyle blurring the lines between public and private space, and revising the way we view domestic architecture. Our opportunity for prosperity and success become stifled when we tie the ideas of stability and permanence together. Several contemporary artists and architects have used a variety of methods to present innovative perspectives on one of our basic needs, shelter. The commonality that these contemporary practitioners share is an interest in challenging the status quo and presenting new ideas on how we can live. Andrea Zittel, who is most well known for her sculptural and installation-based living units, LOT/EK, who designed mobile living units from repurposed shipping containers and Matthew Weddington, who attempted to live outside in a cardboard refrigerator box for 30 days in downtown Chicago; these ways of working are only three examples of various approaches to exploring these ideas. Their work brings to question what our society considers necessity and success while suggesting mobility as one answer. Zittel, LOT/EK and Weddington all argue that a nomadic lifestyle brings us more freedom, which in turn, brings us closer to the traditional definition of the American Dream. In an increasingly mobile society, where technology is making everything smaller and more compact, we still aim to reside in spacious permanent structures.

-Cory Imig (This is an abstract for an essay yet to be written) 

Photo: Andrea Zittel http://www.zittel.org/

Back to Our Roots: Reconsidering the American Dream    

The typical American suburban home, is an outmoded model. It’s time to build new blueprints for a more sustainable lifestyle blurring the lines between public and private space, and revising the way we view domestic architecture. Our opportunity for prosperity and success become stifled when we tie the ideas of stability and permanence together. Several contemporary artists and architects have used a variety of methods to present innovative perspectives on one of our basic needs, shelter. The commonality that these contemporary practitioners share is an interest in challenging the status quo and presenting new ideas on how we can live. Andrea Zittel, who is most well known for her sculptural and installation-based living units, LOT/EK, who designed mobile living units from repurposed shipping containers and Matthew Weddington, who attempted to live outside in a cardboard refrigerator box for 30 days in downtown Chicago; these ways of working are only three examples of various approaches to exploring these ideas. Their work brings to question what our society considers necessity and success while suggesting mobility as one answer. Zittel, LOT/EK and Weddington all argue that a nomadic lifestyle brings us more freedom, which in turn, brings us closer to the traditional definition of the American Dream. In an increasingly mobile society, where technology is making everything smaller and more compact, we still aim to reside in spacious permanent structures.

-Cory Imig (This is an abstract for an essay yet to be written) 

Photo: Andrea Zittel http://www.zittel.org/

This is the ideal way to deal with the space in my car.  #athomewithoutahome

The new place is fantastic!  My trash and recycling is picked up daily, right outside my door.  I can donate clothing and other items that I would like to give to Goodwill in the buildings basement and all the neighbors have been very accommodating!  The only problem is I miss having animals to watch over, so it was decided that the plants had to be named.  

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