Since 1970 Simonds has created Dwelling places for an imaginary civilization of “Little People” who are migrating through the streets of neighborhoods in cities throughout the world; New York, Paris, Shanghai, Berlin, London, Dublin among many others. Below is a selection of films of Simonds constructing Dwellings on the Lower East Side of New York.
with David Troy, 16 mm, black and white, 13.37 min.
Dwellings Winter 1974
filmed and edited by Rudy Burckhardt, 16 mm, color, 9.36 min.
Niagara Gorge; in 1974 Simonds was invited to work at Art Park in Lewiston, New York. He created a work entitled “Excavated and Inhabited Railroad Tunnel Remains.” A Film recording its construction is included below.
Niagara Gorge 1974, 6.65 min.