British artist Mike Nelson has completed his transformation of the Essex Street Market's Building D on the Lower East Side, and let's just say the disused building south of Delancey Street has never looked so ... granular. The Loho 10002 blog stopped by the temporary installation, called A Psychic Vacancy, and here's a report:
A maze of rooms, dust covered, remnants of lost or abandoned work: a Chinese restaurant, a darkroom, a hotel desk, a bar, with stalactites of rust and paint peeling from light fixtures and ceilings. The rooms finally open out into the main market floor, a big room, but now filled with sand dunes almost to the ceiling.As for Essex Street Market Building B, one of the Lower East Side's greatest mysteries? Still not a peep, nor a dune.
· Dirty Art in the Essex Market (South) [LoHo 10002]
· Rumblings Responses #1: 'Fictionally Derelict' on Essex Street [Curbed]