Modern humans have a strange relationship with nature. Forests, valleys and deserts are now intimidating and foreign, almost unnatural. The Metropolis however, has become our natural state, the forest has been replaced by downtown skyscrapers, the valleys are the suburbs and the desert is simply that part of town experiencing an economic drought.
The Inside Out House represents modern humans need to create a metropolitan natural world. The need to carve nature into a more comfortable shape and label it home.
From the outside, the Inside Out Houses appearance matches its name. Participants will encounter a small building (about 8ft by 8ft square and about 12ft), the outside of the building looks like the inside of a suburban home, with a living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. The playa under their feet will give way to wood floors and bathroom tiles. Couches and coffee tables will invite people to sit and relax. Books, mail, trinkets and toys will tell the tale of a suburban couple living their day to day life in Black Rock City. The house is filled with little details, the odd collection of items that people gather over a lifetime.
From the living room participants can grab a coat and open the front door to go â€œOutsideâ€