Performance by Nicola Kuperus & Adam Lee Miller
Running time: 23 minutes

September 8, 2017 at Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead for PUNK HOUSE - Detroit, MI

The exhibition PUNK HOUSE at the Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead (curated by Cary Loren/Destroy All Monsters) “celebrates those active in the punk scene in Detroit.” We created Yardworks specifically for this event and location. We took inspiration from the suburb home of Kelley’s & the punk theme of Loren’s. 2 stages (1 on the lawn, 1 on astroturf the same size) wass meant to confuse and disorientate viewers. While Kuperus engages in domestic lawn maintenance, Miller performs live improve music that includes samples of lawn mowers, mosquitos, dog barks & the like. The piece climaxes with Kuperus entering Miller’s stage & playing & destroying various wind chimes.

Images: Terrell Groggins