Two Artists Built a Spinning House, and Then Moved In – ReActor House, completed!

Two Artists Built a spinning house, and then moved in which sits upon a concrete pillar at Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, N.Y. The house spins and tilts with the wind, and the weight of its inhabitants.

The 40-by-8-foot Modernist structure was a living space for Schweder and Shelley for five days as visitors looked on. Between the perpetual spinning and coordinating their own movements to ensure a level living space, the residency was an ongoing exercise in establishing a routine, finding autonomy in the (literal) balancing act of sharing a space and redefining everyday comforts.

The house will be on display for two years; and this September and October, Schweder and Shelley will inhabit Reactor for another several days. The School of Constructed Environments also had a helping hand in getting the project up and running. SCE students who participated in the were Lena Kouvela, Sarah Burns, Jordana Massie Goots, and Caitlin Beryl Warther

Read full article in link below along with exclusive excerpts from their diaries of their inaugural run. –

Reactor House