People fill the floor of their homes with furniture and walls with paintings and pictures. So why are the ceilings left empty? Decorating ceilings was a celebrated art form in the past centuries that somehow got lost through the reductionism of modernism. People don’t look at the ceiling anymore. It’s a dead space. So I wanted to bring a small wink to this space. I also liked the idea that somehow there’s a parallel world which coexists with ours.
Parallel World by Ji Lee
(thank you keren)
That’s creeping me out a little bit.
Mar 17th, 2010 / 11:34 am
Check out this exhibition at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA–“Gravity is a Force to be Reckoned With” it’s upside-down on a way larger scale.
Mar 18th, 2010 / 12:34 am
True, but the initial idea was that empty ceiling equals more space. Our rooms are much smaller than the ones painted in the past. I’m not sure it’s a dead space. More like a useful void :).
My interests encompass home office and I can tell you that you can rarely use the ceiling without disrupting the floor. After a full day outside, you may find that empty space comforting.
Mar 19th, 2010 / 6:38 am
wow, i loved this. so clever & i definitely did a double-take.
Mar 19th, 2010 / 12:15 pm
Reminds of an idea we had for decorating the office at my prior company: Glue architects’ models on to the ceiling.
Not only would it create an exciting ceiling to explore, there would also be a lot of stories hidden in the ceiling – about the projects, the architects themselves etc.
In addition, we were hoping it would help on the very bad acoustics in the room. Unfortunately, we never realised the project, but I still think it would have been awesome
Mar 30th, 2010 / 1:13 pm