This was my studio at the Brew House, a non-profit artist co-op located on the South Side of Pittsburgh. Below are some photographs of the space from 2003 – 2005. I was creating puppet shows, paintings, drawings and lots of kinetic sculpture at the time. To get to the studio, I had to take an old freight or passenger elevator. (depending on which one was working) The window looked out on a dilapidated wall of rusty pipes in a corridor of the 1890 brewery building. To visitors, I probably seemed like the Sebastian character from Blade Runner, living in an old industrial structure with a bunch of puppets!
This was the “kitchen” area.
Puppets and props.
Below, the spice rack. The yellowed paper on the wall was a list of
Duquesne Brewery employees that I discovered in the room.
My puppet group completed the show Perseus, Medusa and the Magic Frisbee in the space. The hour-long production involving ten puppeteers, four voice actors, two musicians and twenty puppets was featured at the Black Sheep Puppet Festival in 2003.
I constantly thought the place was haunted.
One response to “Brew House Studio 2005”
It’s nice too see how the space was when you were there. Full of life and energy. (Can’t help noticing a few code violations around the heat sources though!) The first time I saw the space, it was empty and the view outside of the window was as incredible as it was depressing. Thanks for posting the images.