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47-31 37th Street 30.12 2016

47-31 37th Street is a collaborative piece by Alva Mooses & Troels Steenholdt Heiredal which contemplates on how people carry home with them as they move from place to place. The act of naming land––how do we distinguish soil from a country when it is transported to another? How is human migration regulated in contrast to constantly shifting landscapes and geographies?

We transported a quart of soil from our backyard in New York City to Convoj in Denmark to draw out a floorplan of our apartment from memory. Photographs taken within and around our apartment are placed in relation to the floorplan allowing for the viewer to enter the space through multiple access points; an immediate gesture that contemplates our home within a home.

Mankind invests a great deal of energy reshaping, displacing, filtering, remixing, compressing the surface into particular political and geometric forms and then there comes a time when our constructions are deconstructed whether by human desire or nature, the formed and demarcated land is eroded and becomes rubble; thus returning to a new version of a previous state. Throughout time; shifts in land formations have prompted us to redefine geography. When the soil beneath your house is renamed, you become displaced without moving; does that make you homeless?

Alva Mooses & Troels Steenholdt Heiredal

We, Alva Mooses & Troels Steenholdt Heiredal, are artists based at the edge of Long Island City and Sunnyside, Queens, U.S. We maintain separate practices that at times intersect in our shared live/work space in Queens and through our experiences together in Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Haïti and throughout the U.S. over the past years.

Through the intersections of photography, drawing, sculpture and print media we address formal and social relationships that are grounded in specific environments that we encounter: from photographs of Nordic houses and the Haitian-Dominican borderlands to cast concrete forms from our current neighborhood Long Island City.




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