The effort to transform a demolition-bound restaurant into an active art installation was unveiled Thursday night at 15th Ave E and E Mercer.
CHS wrote about the Storefronts Seattle project to transform the empty Indian restaurant here last week. The Greg Lewis-designed Boxed Up project was the first in a series of three installations planned as “a riff on the Surrealist exquisite corpse game.” According to Storefronts, “the series of three installations will build on each other for the duration of the Storefronts project and be removed or become part of the demolition of the building.”
“The Chutney’s building was originally constructed in 1941 as a filling station, it also served as a dry cleaner and several restaurants,” the invitation for Thursday night’s debut details. “In this final iteration the compiled form of the structure is wholly expressed while boxing up any useful function and memory.”
In addition to the installation, band Postcard from the Badlands entertained the crowd.