The Fargo House is a project by artist and architect Dennis Maher.
In 2009, artist and architect Dennis Maher acquired a house slated for demolition in Buffalo, NY. He has been living in the house and simultaneously transforming it since that time. Excavations have been made into the walls, floors and ceilings in order to intensify the house’s layers. This has been complemented by the continuous accumulation of salvaged materials and artifacts. The house has become a hybrid of post-industrial construction and archaeological dig; its surfaces and spaces are layered communicators that speak of a continuous tension between the patterns of daily living and the instabilities of objects. Within the house, operations of making and unmaking expose a world that is always on the brink of becoming.
all images and text ©Dennis Maher 2009 - 2014