Ten Huts by Jill SigmanTen Huts by Jill Sigman

Ten Huts

byJill Sigman

Hardcover | September 5, 2017

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Described as an artist of “prodigious imagination and intelligence” by the New York Times, Jill Sigman makes art at the intersection of dance, visual art, and social practice. An artist’s book that explores the ability of art to engage us and re-envision our environment, Ten Huts documents a series of site-specific huts that were hand built from found and repurposed materials ranging from the mundane (e-waste and plastic bottles) to the bizarre (circus detritus, dental molds, and mugwort grown on the banks of a toxic creek) in landscapes as varied as industrial Brooklyn and the Norwegian Arctic. Each of the extraordinary huts in this full-color book is a structure, a sculpture, and an emergency preparedness kit that raises questions about sustainability, shelter, real estate, and our future on this planet. Ten Huts features an artist essay by Jill Sigman and 499 illustrations, along with essays about The Hut Project by Thomas Hylland Eriksen (anthropology), André Lepecki (performance studies), Matthew McLendon (art history), Elise Springer (philosophy), and Eva Yaa Asantewaa (dance). Also includes a foreword by Pamela Tatge.
JILL SIGMAN and her company jill sigman/thinkdance are based in New York City. Sigman choreographs with bodies and materials.
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Title:Ten HutsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.28 × 8.35 × 0.78 inPublished:September 5, 2017Publisher:Wesleyan University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0819576891

ISBN - 13:9780819576897

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Table of Contents

Forward
Preface
Paradise Reclaimed
THE HUTS
Hut #1 (The Border, Brooklyn, New York)
Hut #2 (The Border, Brooklyn, New York)
Hut #3 ( Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center [EMPAC] at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York)
Hut #4 (The Border, Brooklyn, New York)
Hut #5 (The Border, Brooklyn, New York)
Hut #6 (The Norwegian Opera, Oslo, Norway)
Hut #7 (Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, New York)
Hut #8 (Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design, Manhattan, New York)
Hut #9 (Godsbanen, Aarhus, Denmark)
Hut #10 (The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida)
A Postscript (Kjerringøy Land Art Biennale 2015, Kjerringøy, Norway)
dwelling object hut thing
The Century of Compost, Some thoughts about waste, huts and Pippi Lonstocking
Being Moved, Moving Ourselves
Planting Dance at the Crossroads
The Queer Frontier of Jill Sigman’s Hut Project
Selected Bibliography
Author Biography
Index

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“I admire how these huts are a way for Jill to bring her generous theater, her concerns about art and people, their placement and predicaments, to the world in a way that is like nature—anonymous, unimposing, and forceful.” - Ralph Lemon