How would a house feel like if it knew that its life would come to an end? It would throw up , according to artist Chris Whiteburch of art collective Ink Tank Lab, as shown in their art project "Last New Year" in Austin, Texas.
The premise for the project was fascinating: the ensemble imagined a fictional group of people living in the home who would react to the prophesied end-of-times 2012 date. One of my favorite pieces from the show is a giant installation called The Purge by artist Chris Whiteburch who decided to imagine how the house itself would confront the impending doom. The result is a structure purging its contents, all manner of debris and structural material shooting violently through a window into a giant wooden splash.