Saturday, November 29, 2008

Our hero!

Our hero!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


One of the great pleasures in ice fishing is spending time in close quarters with your closest friends playing cards with a beat up deck of cards that smell like an eelpout and talking and laughing.

Nowadays, we hardly sit at the same table and interact face to face with each other. As families, we eat in shifts or on the fly. We communicate more through our phones and email than we do with our own smiles, eyes and touch.. With the increasing popularity of video game systems, gameplay has become less intimate as people sit on a sofa facing the television instead of each other.

By creating 5 tiny little dicehouses designed around 2-4 people sitting close together playing games together, we hope to rekindle the warmth and art of face to face interaction and gameplay for our visitors.

Each dicehouse will be heated exclusively by the warmth of conversation and the closeness of the people within it.

download the full proposal.

Friday, November 21, 2008

2009 Art Shanty Projects

So begins the epic tale of our 2009 Art Shanty Project. For those of you unfamiliar, Art Shanty Projects is a curated artist community that has sprung up on Medicine Lake for the past few winters.

More on Art Shanty Projects can be found here:

We will be using this blog to as a journal of the construction of the dICEHOUSES shanty, to report from the 2009 Art Shanty Projects, and to share some of our thoughts on games and the people who play them. We hope that you enjoy this blog and come out to visit us on the ice.