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Jesus by the Lake
 

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  Ice House (4812 S. Woodlawn)
 

Industry of the Ordinary replicate the house at 4812 S. Woodlawn, the oldest in the Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago, in ice, and then photograph it as it begins to melt

During the generation-defining events that humanity is currently experiencing,
the living spaces in which we have been confined have become more nuanced in our perceptions.
Attics have been cleared and bookshelves rearranged.
The view from a kitchen window has come into stinging focus.
Every minute change to that view has been witnessed and processed.

The foundation upon which hypnotic routines have been built and sustained
is now exposed and our relationship to the world outside and the people in it recalibrated.
The house is full of ghosts - our former selves amongst them.
These walls have witnessed many lives pass through them but virtually all of the memories that have been generated here
have been lost to time and a fickle layer of paint.

Thanks to Marina Vulinovic and all at the Hyde Park Art Center for coordination, Nate Johnson for ice sculpting, Jay Wolke for photography, Aron Gent and Document for production of the photograph, and special thanks to Trissa Babrowski and Sundeep Mullangi for their belief in, and support of, this project.