Mid-way through its run (the performance opened on March 1, 2011), Daniel Arsham’s Dig installation is nothing short of inventive.

Dig is an installation and performance by Daniel Arsham/Snarkitecture at Storefront for Art and Architecture and made possible by OHWOW that explores the architecture of excavation. Storefront’s distinctive gallery space will be filled with a solid volume of EPS architectural foam, engulfing the existing interior in an unyielding flood of white. The volume will then be excavated using simple tools – hammers, picks and chisels – to transform a stock industrial material into a strange, unexpected cavern for both work and play.

The action is all taking place at the Storefront for Art and Architecture (97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY 10012). Visit the site or check out regular updates at OHWOW.

Closing reception is April 23, 2011.

Some shots of Dig after the jump.

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