Willisville is the world’s first experimental cul de sac, featuring middle class fantasy homes on one side of the street and stores owned and operated by its 19 fictional residents, who appear in a wide array of visual forms – live, animated, 3D, puppets, etc. on the other. The ultimate incongruity in hi and low culture, willisville looks and feels like The World of Tomorrow meets Graceland by way of Tijuana.
The Main Promenade – Nestled between the business and residential sides of the cul de sac, the Main Promenade is laced with dancing fountains, flying saucer barbecue pits, and the FiberO freeway system. It is also the site of public events, performances, gallery shows and Beatrice’s Bug Museum, the Parthenon for fallen technologies.
House of Foods – A sprawling Atomic Deca masterpiece, HoF is willisville’s 24 hour food emporium/culinary performance art space – “the market that never sleeps”.
Nulick’s ‘Good as Nu’ Used Dream Car Showroom – Nulick’s is the pinnacle of 1950’s showroom architecture and a salute to the Atomic Age when automobiles, new technologies and inventions sent the world speeding into the future. Nulick’s houses pearl-laden Edsels, denim-covered Caddys and Fabe’s other cosmetically tweaked Dream Cars.
Chez Nulick– Home to Fabe and Fancee, Chez Nulick is the ultimate dream house from the World of Tomorrow.
The Crimes of Paris Salon – The aluminum Eiffel Tower facade of the salon makes it the tallest building in willisville. Giant styrofoam Wig Trees sway in the man-made breeze outside.
Dance O’ Death Funeral/Pizza Parlor – In addition to housing constant pizza production, the DoD is the hub of the willisville net. Virtual identities of residents and users alike are stored there.
The White House – Occupying the entire curve of the cul de sac, this out of scale monument (actually the Capitol Building but misnamed as the more glamorous White House) stands as a testament to the pioneering spirit of willisville. Home of Odessa and Little Wanda Titus, the garishly Americana interior screams “Las Vegas!”.
Dr. Stump’s Pagoda and Scientific Lab – Less a house than a living science experiment, Dr. Stump’s pagoda is a maze of homemade gadgets, wires and flashing lights.
Foxy and Beatrice Tunglow’s Love Nest – Tucked behind Dr. Stump’s is the Love Nest – a cabin constructed of corn cobs and scrap metal that is home to the Tunglows and houses Foxy’s collection of heart-shaped knick knacks. Out back is the Watts Tower of Garbage, a 30-foot high pile of the residents’ and users’ discards, as well as Beatrice’s Bug Museum, essentially a message board for bugs in the technology.
Victor Dada’s Pod – This hermetically sealed, elliptical pod is home to Victor Dada. A Johnny-on-the-Spot portable toilet, the # official headquarters for the Environmental Police, sits on the front lawn over the underground Dada Dairy.
The 4plex – Livonia Fusman, Penguine, and Misty, Sparkle and Seabisquit Boone occupy three condos in the 4plex, two 1950’s ranch homes stacked on top of each other. The fourth unit is home to Misty and Sparkle’s 2 OrganUnit/Four Left Feet Recording and Dance Studio.
Flavio’s Garbage Disposal Bin/Visions in Plaster Shoppe – A metal garbage receptacle that was left inside the cul de sac after the main gate was built too small to get it out, this is home to Flavio Titcomb and hundreds of his plaster Venuses and dwarfs of all nations. Although a “Visions in Plaster Shoppe” sign hangs outside, the residents always forget and dump their garbage on his head anyway.
Dr. Fred and Nurse Nancye’s Happy Hour Intimacy Clinic – The clinic is actually located in the fiber of the willisville net. It houses file cabinets stuffed with information about residents and users alike.