An abandoned building along a residential street in Kent has transformed into From the Knees of my Nose to the Belly of my Toes, a temporary installation by artist Alex Chinneck. The front of the building was replaced with a curved brick facade, making it appear as though the wall is sliding down into the ground. In this work, Chinneck is attempting to draw attention to the issues of neglect and decay in the poorer neighborhood by allowing the building’s derelict top floor to show, clashing with the pristine brick wall. The installation will remain on view until the building is renovated and converted into social housing.

Written by staff of Public Art Review.

Featured in Public Art Review #49.