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Ten Huts
Jill Sigman

2017 • 312 pp. 473 color illus. 8 x 9 1/4"
Sculpture / Art - Performance

$34.95 Hardcover, 978-0-8195-7689-7

$27.99 Ebook, 978-0-8195-7690-3

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“Part Marcel Duchamp and part Rachel Carson—with a dose of ‘60’s happenings thrown in.”—Wendy Perron, Wendy Perron

Site-specific art installations create structures and performance spaces from cast-off objects

Described as an artist of “prodigious imagination and intelligence” by the New York Times, Jill Sigman makes art at the intersection of dance, visual art, and social practice. An artist’s book that explores the ability of art to engage us and re-envision our environment, Ten Huts documents a series of site-specific huts that were hand built from found and repurposed materials ranging from the mundane (e-waste and plastic bottles) to the bizarre (circus detritus, dental molds, and mugwort grown on the banks of a toxic creek) in landscapes as varied as industrial Brooklyn and the Norwegian Arctic. Each of the extraordinary huts in this full-color book is a structure, a sculpture, and an emergency preparedness kit that raises questions about sustainability, shelter, real estate, and our future on this planet. Ten Huts features an artist essay by Jill Sigman and 499 illustrations, along with essays about The Hut Project by Thomas Hylland Eriksen (anthropology), André Lepecki (performance studies), Matthew McLendon (art history), Elise Springer (philosophy), and Eva Yaa Asantewaa (dance). Also includes a foreword by Pamela Tatge.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“…guide[s] the reader through exercises to immerse us in our surroundings and move us toward possibility…”—Jane Alexandre, The Dancer-Citizen

“I admire how these huts are a way for Jill to bring her generous theater, her concerns about art and people, their placement and predicaments, to the world in a way that is like nature—anonymous, unimposing, and forceful.”
—Ralph Lemon

JILL SIGMAN and her company jill sigman/thinkdance are based in New York City. Sigman choreographs with bodies and materials.

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