TransMigration

Julie Schenkelberg's avatar Julie Schenkelberg

I am transforming a house into sculpture. Growing up in Cleveland, I have imagined how the decaying city, in its mysterious state could be reborn into an artful story. I longed to honor the abandoned buildings’ history and recreate them into a new state of being. This is why I have entitled my project TransMigration, it is a rebirth to see a neglected structure breath into another form. The house project is a female appropriation of large-scale sculpture; working on a massive scale has traditionally been a male artists language. My work is about splitting and investigating materials that belong to the history and psychology of the home, using a whole house as my medium, is a natural step into this exploration. The house is being relocated to a parking lot behind it, changing the address of the house. I am extracting the house to its original structure and making a series of 4' by 2' cuts around the exterior and interior, with light projection through it in the evening.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 26'-9.5
  • Medium: Mixed Media
  • Width: 20'-8
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 30'-0