Farley’s Heap: Casper’s Keep
The project was installed in a vacant storefront in the evolving urban core. From the curb the installation looks little more than a heap of renovation scraps, a pile of refuse that silently marks a moment between aspiration and disillusionment as another one turns over in the world of small business.
Upon entering the space and circling the waste heap one discovers that the mound is in fact hollow, a cave of sorts with a small fully recreated domestic space etch into the interior of the pile. A nightlight was plugged into a wall socket illuminating the laminate floor and painted walls. The space is just large enough for one person to stow a backpack and curl up within the small shelter.