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Art October, 3 2013

The Making of Alex Chinneck’s Sliding House – “From the Knees of my Nose to the Belly of my Toes”

“From the Knees of my Nose to the Belly of my Toes” in seaside town Margate, England, not the result of a dodgy building firm but the latest project from artist Alex Chinneck. An abandoned house on an ordinary street has its front removed and replaced with a shiny new redbrick face which seems to be slowly sliding off, revealing the top floor in a Cleaveland Brown taking a bath kind of move. Describing his work as “largely about surprise – taking something familiar and doing something with it that distorts our perception of the world around us,” take a look at its construction below and the finished house in our gallery.

From the Knees of my Nose to the Belly of my Toes” – 1 Godwin Road, Cliftonville, Margate, CT9 2HA

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