A house made of air and distance and echoes references the “Wedding Cake House,” a well-known example of the carpenter gothic style in Kennebunkport, Maine. Constructed from wood and dating from the mid-1880’s, the Wedding Cake House is peculiar adaptation of the European high gothic style filtered through American transcendentalism.
For this reinterpretation of the reinterpretation, the house was omitted and rendered as negative space. I focused on its exterior architectural decoration as a skeletal form, injecting asymmetry and irrationality.
The resulting work was installed on an abandoned airfield, often embedded in dense fog.
The title is taken from a line in Cèsar Aira's novel Ghosts.
A house made of air and distance and echoes suggests a contemporary, neogothic space that emerges from an increasingly virtual culture.