ARCTIC ARTIST SURVIVAL SHACK ENDURANCE PERFORMANCE
FEBRUARY 1 - 29, 2016 AT PIONEER WORKS, BROOKLYN, NY
Adam Stennett. Arctic Artist Survival Shack. 2016. wood, aluminum and triple wall polycarbonate structure, foam insulation panels, 100 watt/100ah solar panel generator 12V DC system with 1500/3000W 110 AC inverter, wind turbine, portable woodstove, vermiculture composting toilet, 11 gallon portable urine collection system, various supplies, 10 x 10 feet.
ARCTIC ARTIST SURVIVAL SHACK PROJECT
February 1 - 29, 2016
Adam Stennett delved into installation and performance with The Artist Survival Shack Project in 2013. During his 2016 residency at Pioneer Works Stennett raised the level of difficulty and explored new materials and challenges with a dead of winter version called The Arctic Artist Survival Shack Project. The Arctic Artist Survival Shack served as a proving ground for alternative systems of physical survival, spiritual survival and creative expansion. Stennett lived and worked in the 10'x10' self-designed shack outdoors at Pioneer Works during the (historically coldest) month of February. Systems implemented included solar, wind power, water collection, water filtration, vermiculture composting of waste and dumpster foraging. The supplies, food and water Stennett arrived with were all he had access to. He did not enter any buildings or spend any money during the month. His mission was to survive physically and spiritually, and to create. Stennett also offered outdoor Sunday workshops demonstrating and teaching some of these systems for survival as a part of School of Apocalypse (founded in 2015 by Stennett, Catherine Despont, Tal Beery and Eugenia Manwelyan)
PIONEER WORKS, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn NY 11231 http://pioneerworks.org/
for more information http://pioneerworks.org/residency/adam-stennett/
Day 14 (February 14, 2016) Adam Stennett having his morning coffee at the Arctic Artist Survival Shack in one degree Farhenheit conditions / 15 below with windchill. (coldest Valentine's Day on record for Brooklyn, NY)
RELATED PRESS AND INTERVIEWS
Nussbaum, Jake, Adam Stennett, Arctic Artist Survival Shack, Clocktower Radio, Radio Show, Pioneer Works Radio Channel, February 29, 2016. http://clocktower.org/show/adam-stennett-arctic-artist-survival-shack
Saltz, Jerry, Adam Stennett, New York Magazine, Critic's Pick, February 21, 2016.
Adam Stennett chopping scavenged firewood at the Arctic Artist Survival Shack
Workshops on alternative systems for survival offered by Adam Stennett as a part of School of Apocalypse (Founding Member)
Fire making workshop - Parabolic mirrors, scavenged Frensel lens, Flint and steel, and rocket stoves
Firemaking workshop - making a rocket stove from found bricks.