“From the Knees of My Nose to the Belly of My Toes” is an installation by British artist and designer Alex Chinneck as he removed the facade of the four-storey abandoned house and replaced it with a new one that slides down to the ground leaving the inside of the top floor exposed.
“I just feel this incredible desire to create spectacles,” Chinneck says – “I wanted to create something that used the simple pleasures of humour, illusion and theatre to create an artwork that can be understood and enjoyed by any onlooker.”
The project is located in the seaside town of Margate in Kent, UK. It’s a collaboration between the artist and different English companies who donated materials and professional services to complete it.
“I like the idea of surprise, I never put signs on my work and I never give it any labels, so it does have this sense of mystery. It’s positioned in a way that you don’t see the artwork as you approach from either direction – you just see the hole in the top at first, so it’s a series of discoveries and you have to walk around it.”
The artwork will stay in place for a year before the building is converted to a housing. If once in Margate, UK, don’t miss the chance to enjoy this impressive installation.
Location: 1 Godwin Road, Cliftonville, Margate, CT9 2HA
Dates: 1st of October 2013 – October 2014