Chrysalis, A House Wrapped in Shrink Wrap

Chrysalis (Contents May Shift In Transit) by Troy Gua

“Chrysalis (Contents May Shift In Transit)” is an art installation by Troy Gua in which a condemned Seattle house was wrapped in shrink wrap, as if preparing it for shipping. Filmmaker Rodrigo Valenzuela documented the creation of the art installation (video).

Referencing the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, who have repeatedly denied that their projects contain any deeper meaning than their immediate aesthetic impact, my work “Chrysalis (Contents May Shift In Transit)”, while visually arresting, also addresses the themes of commerce, commodity and consumption with the conversion of the doomed house at 723 Bellevue Ave East into a product, a package ready for shipment. On another level, the piece is designed to represent a cocoon, a place of warmth and protection, a place of transformation, development, and rebirth.

via Super Punch