My Home My House My Stilthouse

2010
public wooden installaion
Louisiana Museum, Humblebaek, Denmark
http://www.louisiana.dk

As part of the exhibition ‘Living, Frontiers of Architecture’ in the Louisiana Museum for
Modern Art, visitors walked around ‘My Home
My House My Stilt House’ in the museum’s garden for months. The purpose of this installation was the active exploration of the sculpture and the investigation of the exhibition’s principle: the relationship between art and architecture and the central question: what does the good life look like nowadays?

‘My Home My House My Stilt House’ is the result of Arne Quinze’s continuous search for answers to how people organize their lives and our society. An analysis of how people mark out their properties and what they describe as their own private property. Clearly defining their personal possessions and who is allowed to enter their private property.

Arne Quinze regards this craving for protection and property as starting from a very early age:
at the moment when a small child builds his first camp under the table using a white sheet. There, he can create a safe cocoon into which to retire, a so-called first house. In the next stages of life, a bigger house is built with solid walls, which should function as the ultimate protection. people still do not feel safe enough and therefore look for an increasingly higher solution to distinguish themselves from what is happening on the surface – i.e. below them: the Stilt House is a fact.

 

My Home My House My Stilthouse

My Home My House My Stilthouse

My Home My House My Stilthouse

My Home My House My Stilthouse

My Home My House My Stilthouse