Thursday, October 4, 2007

House Of Malcontents Lecture Thursday October 4th at Like the Spice

House Of Malcontent

House of Malcontent is a Brooklyn-based art collective finding its inspiration in the possibilities of transforming mundane, everyday spaces in New York, and seeing what happens next. Due to the guerilla, non-permit-seeking nature of their work, it is uncertain how long the installations will remain intact, and how bystanders will receive them. The city of New York is as much a collaborator in their projects as the individual artists are.

The first project by House of Malcontents was the guerilla subway-redecorating scheme “No Train Like Home”, which took place on a single car of the F train in April. H.O.M. temporarily replicated a living room, inviting all who stepped into the car to feel more at home on their way to work, school, or wherever they were headed. Welcome mats affixed to the floor in front of each door greeted early-morning commuters. Curtains adorned the windows, flowers covered the overhead bars, and magazines were distributed for reading pleasure. “Family portraits” and images of bookshelves temporarily replaced subway ads.

H.O.M. followed that up with "Curiouser and Curiouser: Curiosities and a High Art Tea" in mid-July. “Curiouser and Curiouser was an Alice in Wonderland-themed guerilla tea party and art exhibition held in Central Park, along with games of croquet, refreshments, and musical guests on accordion, ukulele, and harp.

House of Malcontents plan to present a lecture, rather than a performance, but who knows? Come visit Like The Spice on October 4th at 7:30pm and enjoy.

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