The "Gue(ho)st" House Inspired By Marcel Duchamp

The "Gue(ho)st" House Inspired By Marcel Duchamp

French artists Christophe Berdaguer and Marie Péjus converted an old prison house, school, and funeral home in France into a dynamic visitor center. The artists re-imagined the building as a ”ghost-house,” naming it Gue(ho)st House, which refers to the phrase invented by Marcel Duchamp — “A GUEST + A HOST = A GHOST." They gave it a cloak of polystyrene and paint, covering it with resin and chunky shapes on the facade. In the words of Berdaguer and Péjus, “Duchamp’s wordplay ended up being a trigger, a base line for drawing up the project...Guest is the common denominator, the sharing space that we imagined. Ghost is a metaphor, a phantasmagoria.”

[via Dezeen]

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