"A-Z Prototype for Pocket Property," floating off the coast of Denmark (1999)

"A-Z Prototype for Pocket Property," floating off the coast of Denmark, 1999
Concrete, steel, wood, dirt, and vegetation, approximately 23 x 54 feet
Courtesy the Artist

"It's like a suburbia floating out in the ocean, so you're completely alone, you're completely autonomous, but you have also this sense of community within that. Obviously no one knows how to make something like this, so we've just been trying to figure it out. I've been reading a lot of books on houseboat construction. With the first one that we made, I actually insisted that it should be made out of concrete, which was probably a mistake. But I had this idea that concrete was extremely literal. Concrete's like rock or earth. "

- Andrea Zittel