New York’s Dream House Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Pay Back Rent

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The long-running set up area is house to work and archives by La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela

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Dream House (Photo by Marian Zazeela).

Dream House, an immersive set up area positioned in decrease Manhattan, has launched a GoFundMe campaign with the purpose of elevating $150,000 owed in again hire. The marketing campaign to save lots of Dream House is being led by resident artists La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, in addition to the MELA Foundation and its director Jung Hee Choi, as ARTnews factors out. Read their full report here.

In addition to being the longstanding house to countless sound installations, Dream House additionally acts as Young and Zazeela’s residence and archive cupboard space. “Although hundreds of people are visiting and enjoying the Dream House every week, the expenses for our endeavors are still beyond our capabilities alone,” Jung Hee Choi wrote on Dream House’s GoFundMe web page. Choi continued:

Our monetary scenario has develop into so critical that we should ask you to assist us preserve the Dream House alive.

The final couple of years introduced extreme difficulties, and now with the disaster attributable to the pandemic, we’re financially destitute. Despite the success of our Dream House, we sadly now discover ourselves in a scenario the place we owe over $150,000 in again hire. Our monetary wants have develop into overwhelmingly determined. We have reached a crucial level and we can’t proceed with out paying hire to the owner; and but, there isn’t any manner we are able to transfer out of this constructing. All of our work, historical past and future are right here. We should cry out to the world to assist us.

Read about La Monte Young’s 1987 album The Well-Tuned Piano in Pitchfork’s checklist “The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s.”