Artist Up in the Air At New Canaan Glass House

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See New York based artist Alex Schweder's modern artistic architecture at the Phillip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan on display through Saturday. Photo Credit: Amanda Kirkpatrick/The Glass House

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- New York based artist Alex Schweder is living in a transparent, inflatable house on the property of The Phillip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan.

On view Wednesday, Oct. 2, through Saturday, Oct. 12, "Rehearsal Space" is an inflatable see-through room that rises into the air via a scissor crane situated on top of a Chevrolet E-350 van. It comes with all the perks of modern living: a toilet, shower, sink, inflatable sofa bed and curtains. 

Schweder is the first in an artist-in-residency program The Glass House is exploring.

While in residence, Schweder will live in the inflatable room and work on a manuscript about “performance architecture” in Philip Johnson’s library.

For more information, visit the Phillip Johnson Glass House website.

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