Ice House

A small urban house is seen in a nocturnal view set in winter. The house is covered with icicles hang from the gables and over the first floor windows and door. There is no illumination from inside the house, although there are lights in adjacet houses; the house is illuminated by a cool white light that, along with the house, illuminates the chain-link fence to the right and the trees flanking the house.
Gregory Holm
2010
This large photograph is the documentation of the artist's project in Detroit, Michigan, to enclose an entire house in ice. It is considered an architectural installation and social change project. The artist worked with architect, Matthew Radune to use one of the 20,000 abandonded houses in Detroit and freeze it in solid ice, referencing the contemporary urban conditions in the city and beyond.
Museum purchase
2012/2.2
Sunday, October 21, 2018