The United States has 2 billion square feet of self-storage space, and the self-storage industry makes more money than Hollywood. Self-storage units have been used as homes, meth labs, and waystations for bomb-making materials and, in one disturbing case, as a clinic for an unlicensed gynecologist. In Lake Worth, at the fourth-annual 10X10 exhibition, self-storage units become art installations. Curated by Kara Walker-Tome, there are 16 in all, but you have to search them out in a sprawling indoor industrial facility with hundreds of units. In one of them, you might come across a man wearing scuba gear, surrounded by cardboard boxes and submerged in a sea of pink foam packing peanuts. In another, you might find a tiled bathroom with white sausages or are they sea cucumbers? or bleached intestinal tracts? piled in the sink and erupting from the toilet bowl. The installations are full of absorbing details and eerie ambiance. Admission is only $5. 10X10 is located at Lake Worth Storage (4166 S. Military Trail, Lake Worth). The one-night-only event runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Call 561-670-9658, or visit artsiteprojects.org.
Sat., Nov. 20, 6 p.m., 2010