clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Surreal 'Shadow House' Figured Out How to Freeze Time

New, 2 comments

Conceptual artist Michael Jantzen—whose previous projects include cocoon-like mini offices and buildings digitally warped into what look like real-life Picasso paintings—has worked his magic once again with The Shadow House, an angular white cabin that's forever cast in an early morning shadow thanks to an elongated dark volume sloping off the back. "When a shadow is cast from any object by the sun, there is an entire three dimensional volume that makes up the shadow form, not just a two dimensional shape projected from the object," explains Jantzen. "I used this phenomenon to create an unexpected space expansion of the original conventional symbolic house form."

The installation is based off the exact play of light at 7:35 a.m. on Friday, March 13, meaning—according to the artist—that "every year from now on, as long as the structure exists, and as long as the sun is shining, on Friday, March 13 at 7:35 a.m., the shadow of the original house will be absorbed by the shadow space expansion." See it from another angle, below, then head over to Design Boom for the full gallery.

· Michael Jantzen manipulates house based on projected shadows [Design Boom]
· All Michael Jantzen posts [Curbed National]