Gallery: Spooky Gue(ho)st House Draped in a Melted White Veil Opens in ...

 
Formerly a prison, a school and a funeral parlor, Berdaguer & Péjus honors the ghosts of these former incarnations in the new art center

The sculptural Gue(ho)st House building is situated adjacent to the Delme Contemporary Art Center, which is housed in a former Synagogue located in a small town in the far northeastern corner of France. The public art commission was financed by the Ministry of Culture and Communication and a host of local public and private supporters to create a space that the entire community can enjoy.

The funeral parlor was transformed into a new reception area where school groups and other visitors will gather for educational programs. There is also a gallery and an inspiring studio space upstairs that will be made available to the occasional visiting artist. In a press release, the artists said of their latest project: “As the spatial projection of a collective psyche, the house becomes not only a place of emotions, perceptions and memories, but also a great mediation tool for the art centre.”

+ Berdaguer & Péjus

Via Frame Web

images courtesy O.H.Dancy, CHD Art production, CAC la synagogue de Delme

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  1. sallyearthsky October 10, 2012 at 4:42 am

    that’s very cool … and well insulated sans doute … but shame about the polystyrene … I would much prefer to see it rendered with chaux + chanvre, to similar effect ………

  2. kristi276 October 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Gyppers gyppers where you get them peepers, jolly gyppers where you get them eyes. Where you get them eyes. Seriously, who would really live in a ‘fun house’? It does remind me of a dwelling constructed by the Pueblo Indians, because it the basic concept would be adoptable to the desert environment.

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