Brendan Albano’s background is in performance art (BFA 2011, University of British Columbia) and his current interests are building performance, networks and craft.DESCRIPTION:
House, Tea-House, Bird-House: a building that knows where it is.
“A writer’s residency on the site of Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond.”
This installation is about longing. A longing for something that perhaps never exists. A love letter. An offering. A vision of the architect as an object maker.
House, Tea-House, Bird-House is a writer’s residency on the site of Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond. The writer’s desk is made from reclaimed old growth pine, mud and gold resin. The stool is made from beetle-kill ash from Chicago. Everything is made with love.
The building and its furnishings are designed to invoke a sensation of knowing-where-you-are in the writer—ecologically, geographically and temporally. This sensation is an important precursor to a practice of sustainability. House, Tea-House, Bird-House strives to conjure an ethic of conservation from aesthetics rather than inter-generational obligation.
Please sit down and touch the objects.