9 Groton Avenue
Built by the conductor of the railroad, this home in Freeville, New York is covered with a drawing of itself. Over the course of four days, conversations with the families living inside the home and those in community tracked the changes to the sheets of paper. The drawing of the building captured a specific time of day and light. These marks were almost always in contrast with the sunlight, storms, lightning, and moon that shown on the house. As the sheets fell off, the facade became a fleeting collage of marks, shadows, and forms.
A Technical Statement
In the series of time-based drawings of architecture, Brummund first makes a picture of the building either by drawing, digital collage, or photography. She then digitally enlarges the image to the same scale as the facade. Next, Brummund prints the drawing on sheets of letter-sized office paper. The sheets are hung methodically on the facade, and eventually the entire image is visible. The sheets blow in the wind, curl from moisture, and fall off. Over time the real building and the representation of the building deconstruct, and we are compelled to piece together a new picture of the building. Photographs and videos document the ephemeral installation.