DISPATCH - AUG 1, 2013

EAST HAMPTON, NY-

Ever wondered what living off the grid would be like? If so, artist Adam Stennett can provide some insights. Stennett just embarked on his first day of a one-month adventure where he's set to make art and survive living in a simple structure of his own making. To conduct his experience for art's sake, Stennett has taken to a secluded area on the East End to live life in his 6.50 x 9.50 foot "Artist Survival Shack".

Afterwards, the art performance-installation-endurance contest will become the subject of a solo show at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller in East Hampton. "Artist Survival Shack: One Month Installation / Endurance Performance" is undertaken in cooperation with the art gallery. Earlier in July, Stennett presented his "Artist Survival Shack" installation on the grounds of artMRKT Hamptons by way of a mini-test run on the East End.

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"Artist Survival Shack" by Adam Stennett.

"Artist Survival Shack" by Adam Stennett installed at artMRKT Hamptons.  Photo by Pat Rogers.

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The current month-long art installation will be recorded by Stennett and broadcast daily on Tumblr at www.artistsurvivalshack.tumblr.com. So far, the Daily Journal has images of Stennett's breakfast preparation and the inside of his humble abode with the caption "Rainy afternoon of painting in the shack."

The art installation can also be witnessed in person as it unfolds by appointment only. For details, email artistsurvivalshack@gmail.com.

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"Artist Survival Shack" by Adam Stennett. Courtesy of the artist.

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The point of the month-long installation is for Stennett to "...survive physically and spiritually and to create a body of work," according to the artist. To prepare, he spent months researching other people's experiences in living simply in small quarters, said Stennett during his "Artist Survival Shack: 96 Hour Test Run" at artMRKT Hamptons in July.

To bring it down to the bones, Stennett has only brought with him supplies, food and water and materials to make art. He will not leave the area until Aug. 31, according to the project announcement.

If you're curious about what Stennett could have deemed necessary for his month-long art installation-experience, following are a few images of his Artist Survival Shack situated on the grounds of the Bridgehampton Historical Society during artMRKT Hamptons three-day art fair:

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Adam Stennett inside his "Artist Survival Shack" at artMRKT Hamptons. Photo by Pat Rogers.

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"Artist Survival Shack" by Adam Stennett.

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"Artist Survival Shack" by Adam Stennett.

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"Artist Survival Shack" by Adam Stennett.

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"Artist Survival Shack" by Adam Stennett.

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BASIC FACTS: "Artist Survival Shack: One Month Installation / Endurance Performance" by Adam Stennett takes place from Aug 1 to 31, 2013 at an undisclosed location on the East End on Long Island. The process can be witnessed through Tumbr or by scheduling an on-site visit by emailing artistsurvivalshack@gmail.com.

The secluded art installation will be the subject of an exhibition held at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller Gallery in East Hampton, NY. The show will feature Stennett's Artist Survival Shack, paintings made during his retreat from civilization, and artifacts that were part of his experience. The exhibition will open on Sept. 8, 2013.

Stennett's original Project Proposal can be found at www.glennhorowitz.com or www.adamstennett.com.

RELATED: "Art Review: Outdoor Installations at the Hamptons Art Fairs" by Gabrielle Selz.

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  • Katya Bychkova

    Wow! This is a very cool idea! Well done!

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