Village Carousel is a functional, manually-powered carousel that echoes the cyclical dimensions and sensory overload of Vizcaya. Like the celebrated creators of Vizcaya, the artists behind this carousel have worked collaboratively to produce an immersive artwork that embodies the spirit of material and experiential synthesis that occurs practically everywhere on the property.
The carousel includes four hybrid creatures inspired by the mythological and historical figures associated with the estate and its context in South Florida and includes a “ghost chair” which makes reference to the seasonal preparations that took place on the property.
The performative role of the artists in Village Carousel provides an opportunity to shed light on the hidden labor that powered (and continues to power) the spectacle of Vizcaya.

Village Carousel - wood, fabric, metal, PVC, canvas, paper, cast foam and resin; 12'x12'x12'; 2017