The FARGO HOUSE is an immersive sculptural environment crafted by Dennis Maher within a house on Fargo Avenue on Buffalo's west side.  Maher acquired the house in 2009, when it was slated for demolition.  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. 

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