The transit lounge is the archetypal transit space, the point where the hyper-global + hyper-local coincide; a location which blurs traditional conceptions of geo-political boundaries, creating pockets of international space within the borders of individual nation-states. An in-between space, it exists relative to a fixed departure and arrival point, not to the area that surrounds it.

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Saturday, May 05, 2007

26 surf street

I was recently involved documenting this ephemeral intervention project.
A group of 8 artists had the rare opportunity to do whatever they wished with a house, located at 26 Surf Street at Merrick’s Beach in Victoria Australia, only a week before it got demolished. The group had met a few times, and had loosely discussed possible ideas, but there was no common project that necessarily united them. Some members knew the owners of the house, others came to the house as strangers, armed with tools and industrial equipment..


jodi said...

hey, I know one of those people, robbie sent me this link the other week. Loved the work on the roof, and the curled up cross on the kitchen floor. beautiful piece of ephemeral art before the flow of capital.

Tanja Milbourne said...

hehe, yeah!
it's a small world.
i really enjoyed being involved in this project :)