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In Uncategorized on October 29, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Love cathedrals. Love site-specific installation work (when they’re done well). These two site-specific installations in European cathedrals are amazing. First one is an upside-down  dome made entirely of lengths of chain, meticulously placed in the church of St-Michiel in Belgium. Designed by the design partnership Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, it apparently reverse-shadows the church’s never-built dome. Ahhhhh, love echos of missing objects and negative space* and this is like the negative space of an object that never existed. Awesome.

Second is a question mark light installation in the church of Saint-Paul Saint-Louis in Paris by artist (and designer? And furniture designer? Lots it seems…) Robert Stadler. Perfect. Truly perfect.

*Negative space – see here for a really shitty wikipedia article on it for explanation or just look at Rachel Whiteread’s stuff (here and here or just google image search her). She will teach you everything.

St-Michiel. Click on the pix for for the article…

Saint-Paul Saint-Louis in Paris. Click on the pix for the article…

(Dezeen for original links)


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