Chris Whiteburch's The Purge Explores the End of the World

 - Feb 25, 2012
References: inktanklab & thisiscolossal
The Purge art installation centers around an abandoned home that has been transformed to look like it is vomiting out its innards. As though rejecting its current dilapidated status, this suburban home is purging itself to start anew, or to simply leave behind its worldly possessions. Breathtakingly personified, The Purge installation is as tragic as it is trash.

Created by artist Chris Whiteburch, who is part of the small arts collective called Ink Tank, The Purge art installation was presented at the Last New Year exhibit in the Austin American Statesman. According to This is Colossal, the participants "imagined a fictional group of people living in the home who would react to the prophesied end-of-times 2012 date." The project offers a search for meaning and a chance for closure.