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House-Birmingham: a large-scale temporary time-based site-specific artwork

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Wolfgang Weileder


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Curated by IKON Gallery, house-birmingham was constructed between the 10th and the 21st of May 2004 in the middle of Centenary Square in Birmingham. Over a period of twelve-days a group of builders from R.Bau aided by student apprentices from the CITB / National Construction College and South Birmingham College simultaneously constructed and deconstructed a series of house shells reminiscent of two interlocking terraces. Five metres high, they were juxtaposed via a rotational symmetry and built from lightweight cellular concrete blocks, involving a new fast-bonding dry-assembly construction technique. By completion of the project, two separate terrace structures had been built in the same place at the same time.

Publication metadata

Artist(s): Weileder W

Publication type: Exhibition

Publication status: Published

Year: 2004

Venue: Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Location: Centenary Square, Birmingham. Documentation subsequently exhibited internationally

Source Publication Date: 10-21 May 2004

Media of Output: Mixed media


Notes: There is a video installation and a short film on house-birmingham (see publications)