This 19th century building in Delme, France had served as a synagogue, a school, a prison and a funeral home. If you believe in spirits, it’s safe to say, this building probably contains a few. The building stood abandoned for some time until the most recent owners, Delme’s Centre for Contemporary Art, found a way to revive it, and in the process, divorce it from the myth that surrounded it.
Artists Berdaguer and Péjus were given the task of transforming the exterior. They covered the exterior in sculpted polystyrene, simultaneously imbuing it with whimsy and harkening back to its ghostly roots.
The structure, which now serves as a gallery, art studios, events space and a visitor center, is named Gue(ho)st house. As one of the source articles explains – “the name was inspired by artist Marcel Duchamp’s wordplay project: A Guest + A Host = A Ghost.”
It’s likely too small, but I can’t help but think that the Stay Puff Marshmallow man would feel right at home here.
- via the Fox is Black