Artist Lives in Egg-Shaped, Floating Micro-House for One Year
To explore “the meaning of place at a time of great environmental change”, artist Stephen Turner teamed up with the association of SPUD Group and PAD Studio to build the “Exbury Egg”, an egg-shaped micro-home that floats on water.
Designed to be “tethered” like a boat, this unusual little house is made to “rise and fall with the tide”—containing bare necessities like a shower, a stove and a hammock bed, the Exbury Egg allows its occupant to more directly experience the seasonal cycles and processes of nature.
From 15 July 2013 to 14 July 2014, Turner will be living and working inside and around the house, documenting his unique one-year residency in the micro egg home on his blog.
The woman is Claudia Silva Ferreira who after being shot by military police was placed in the trunk to be taken to a hospital, where she arrived dead. Along the way, the car trunk opened, she was dragged for a piece of clothing to the car and had part of the body torn when dragged across the asphalt.
The man embracing the child is Amarildo Dias de Souza who was a brazilian bricklayer’s assistant who became nationally known because of his disappearance from the day July 14, 2013, after being detained by military police and conducted from the door of his home in Rocinha, toward headquarters Pacifying Police Unit of the neighborhood. His disappearance became a symbol of abuses of authority cases and policial violence. The main suspect in the disappearance of Amarildo are the military police.
The second man is Douglas Rafael da Silva aka DG who was killed by a gun shot. Despite the military police version and the result of the first skill, which indicated a fall as cause of death, the report of the Forensic Medicine Institute records injury in the lung per share “blunt needlesticks” - the injury caused by firearms projectiles. The death of DG, who was dancer of program “Esquenta” from Rede Globo, led a protest that banned streets of Copacabana and Ipanema. The boy’s body was found inside a school of Pavão-Pavãozinho, where he lived.
The child is Eduardo de Jesus Ferreira who was sitting at the door of his home in Morro do Alemão, Rio de Janeiro, when he was hit by a shot, which the residents of the community claim to have been shot by a military policeman.
“Throughout his career, German-Swiss artist Dieter Roth (1930 – 98) worked with obsessive energy, his prolific output comprising installation, sculpture, drawing, video, assemblages and books. A highly influential figure to artists both of his generation and ones which followed, much of Roth’s work can be seen as a diary of sorts – a record of his relentless and impassioned engagement with life.”
Bjorn Roth talks about the exhibition of Dieter Roth’s diaries, at Camden Arts Centre (17 May - 14 July 2013).