RIGHT NOW WE ARE WORKING ON SOMETHING GRAND AT LILITH – A NEW MAJOR COMMISSION BY THE FAB ARTIST ETHAN HAYES-CHUTE – OUR STUDIO, LILITH, IS TRANSFORMING MORE AND MORE FOR EVERY DAY.
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A headquarters are built up, populated by loading docks, transport trucks and numerous employees fulfilling various important roles backed by solid experience.
Yet we do not know why, where, or when this moving company exists, or how it came to be. The company acts more as a state of mind than a physical space with its geographical location and customers being disconnected from a reality we can access.
Visitors are welcome to go in and view logical processes and absurd happenings that make up a regular day of operations. Feel free to move freely according to certain guidelines and protocols and stay as long as you wish.
Pläsnt Dschörnie – New Moves is the largest activation of a space made by the artist thus far, where traces of past activities are abundant, while new marks and trails are continually laid into place.
Ethan Hayes-Chute (b. 1982, Freeport, Maine) often explores vernacular approaches to everyday life. As a start of a new work, he goes through a role-playing process to determine the facts and figures behind the characters whose spaces he envisions. His main focus revolves around self-sufficiency, do-it-yourself mentality and human problem-solving capacities. He often creates spaces that lean towards the domestic realm that manifest in fragments, sections or fully enclosed variations. These environments are dressed with everyday objects that appear as if only momentarily vacated by their unseen inhabitants, their traces apparent on every surface.
TAKE A LOOK INTO ETHAN’S WAY OF WORKING WHEN HE IS INSTALLING THE SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATION at MIT List Visual Arts Center is a “basement-like space, a kind of workshop slash storage slash rumpus room.”
In this video, he creates the rustic and retro-futuristic space using found materials, and talks about his practical usage of near-obsolete computers, his woodworking show The New Domestic Workshop, and his absurdist line of beauty and food products.