Prior to salvage and redevelopment, a group of five neighboring homes, in Seattle’s North Capitol Hill, were used by artists to create site-specific, temporary installations. Artists were free to use both the interior and exterior spaces of the homes, including the unusual opportunity to cut into walls, ceilings, and floors. The artists’ works included multi-media projections, soft sculpture, woodworking, painting, and mixed media. Mad Homes was open to the public, and invited viewers to walk through the art, experiencing each room as a different installation. MadArt’s goal for this project was to provide unexpected enjoyment and a distinctive art experience for the visitors, while providing local artists a valuable and rare opportunity to create large-scale artwork.
Mad Homes was produced in 2011 by MadArt, with Founder, Alison Milliman and Director, Bryan Ohno.