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Julian Hoeber’s Disorienting “Gravitational Mystery Spot” Architecture Pops Up in New York

Posted By Tafline Laylin On October 10, 2012 @ 1:28 pm In Architecture,Art NYC | No Comments



Julian Hoeber, Gravitational Mystery Spots, Chelsea Galleries, Harris Lieberman, Demon Hill #2, trick of architecture, light and shade art

Demon Hill #2 is a small off-kilter room that plays havoc with a person’s sense of gravity through a trick of architecture. Unlike other American gravitational mystery spots [7], however, Hoeber reveals the trick that makes people who walk into the room feel like they have a bit of seasickness.

Constructed almost completely out of plywood, the room is dizzying and it’s hard to know what is up and what is down. There’s a chair inside, made of the same material, and one wall has been pinched in a diamond shape. A metal frame on the outside of the room gives it tilt, which is partly what causes such a sense of disorientation. This along with some of Hoeber’s paintings and sculptures are on display until October 20th [8], so be sure to stop by if you can.

+ Julian Hoeber [5]

Via Fastco Design [9]


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[5] Julian Hoeber's: http://www.blumandpoe.com/artists/julian-hoeber

[6] at the Hammer Museum: http://hammer.ucla.edu/exhibitions/detail/exhibition_id/189

[7] gravitational mystery spots: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystery_Spot

[8] are on display until October 20th: http://www.harrislieberman.com/exhibition/2551/Julian-Hoeber

[9] Fastco Design: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670888/a-crazy-tilting-box-that-tricks-your-inner-ear#1

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