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Jill Sigman TEN HUTS Book Launch and Signing

Monday October 30, 6:00pm-8:00pm 
Performance Studies Studio (#612)
Tisch School of the Arts
721 Broadway

Open Arts in cooperation with Performance Studies and the Initiative for Creative Research will be welcoming 2017 Artist in Residence Jill Sigman back to Tisch for a book signing in celebration of her new book TEN HUTS, published by Wesleyan University Press. The event will feature an introduction and opening remarks by Andre Lepecki.  

ABOUT THE BOOK: An artist’s book that explores the ability of art to engage us and re-envision our environment, Ten Huts documents a series of site-specific huts that were hand built from found and repurposed materials ranging from the mundane (e-waste and plastic bottles) to the bizarre (circus detritus, dental molds, and mugwort grown on the banks of a toxic creek) in landscapes as varied as industrial Brooklyn and the Norwegian Arctic. Each of the extraordinary huts in this full-color book is a structure, a sculpture, and an emergency preparedness kit that raises questions about sustainability, shelter, real estate, and our future on this planet. Ten Huts features an artist essay by Jill Sigman and 499 illustrations, along with essays about The Hut Project by Thomas Hylland Eriksen (anthropology), André Lepecki (performance studies), Matthew McLendon (art history), Elise Springer (philosophy), and Eva Yaa Asantewaa (dance). Also includes a foreword by Pamela Tatge.