Back to the Work: Encounters with Historical & Contemporary Voices
It has been said that a building is the extension of the owner’s mind, but a building is also the extension of the builder’s arms. By asking, "Who built Lippitt House?" Strange Attractor and Lippitt House Museum created a multi-sensory installation for visitors in Providence, RI in the Spring of 2018.
Focusing on the central theme of labor, this project revealed the fingerprints on our built environment, bringing to light the human effort and expertise that created the clothes we wear, the houses we live in, and the objects that surround us.
All Video & Images:
Dave Painter, Property Manager and Restoration Specialist
Marie Alfred, House Cleaner and Owner of Keep It Clean
Tom Bouckaert, Bouckaert Industrial
And special guest, Rebecca Gibel
This project was developed with support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.