Hut #6, jill sigman/thinkdance, The Norwegian Opera House, Oslo, 2011. Photo credit: Elisabeth F. Lund
The Hut Project (2009-ongoing): a series of site-specific huts made from found and re-purposed materials. Each hut is at the same time a structure, a sculpture, and an emergency preparedness kit in which themes of sustainability, shelter, real estate, and apocalypse intersect. Each hut acts as a catalyst for local activities such as performance, video, artistic collaboration, and community dialogue. Huts have been made in Troy, NY; Bushwick, Brooklyn; and upcoming in Oslo, Norway.
from her website
“I have been building huts made of trash. They are sculptures, stages, and dwellings. They are containers for experiences to happen in them. They can be engaged in different ways, depending on the sites and the people. I build them within institutions and while doing so I befriend the staff, the guards and maintenance crew. Some of these workers are often recent immigrants. Officially, I perform rituals and activities related to the site, such as dancing, planting, and cooking with food from local dumpster diving. I follow all this with public conversations. Unofficially, undercover connections of all kinds are happening between people who would normally not speak to each other. I hope that those connections remain after I leave.
from an interview on A Blade Of Grass by Ernesto Pujol.