Paradoxical creature, symbol of the past in the present, it is neither here nor there: it is the ghost of a house - TimberOnWeb
Ghost House is an experiment in the manipulation of matter where form is shaped by the climate, the environment and the passage of time
In the California desert, in the Morongo Valley, I/Thee search for the project site for the Ghost House by scouring the winds of the various locations and, after finding the optimal location and building a wooden frame on site to create the "formal outline" of a house
Custom-cut sheets of canvas are impregnated with white glue and draped over the structure. Over the course of a few hours, the sheets crystallize into the shape that the strong mountain winds have designed on them: the final work is a three-dimensional snapshot of a specific moment in time.
It is the ghost of a house, an improbable structure, a representation of the past that exists and continues into the present without existing today or yesterday
The Ghost House is one of the poetic expressions of the three designer-educators of I/Thee, neal lucas hitch, martin francis hitch and kristina fisher, who disseminated their projects around the world with the intention of celebrating the "co-sensitivity" of everything in the environment: "living and non-living; past and present; you and me. Where some want to make distinctions, we want to shine a light on what we all have in common: to illustrate that the appearance of distinction is an illusion. Within this universe, there are not many things, but only one thing: one life, one love and one eternally temporary moment. The world is not made up of separate entities and forces that sometimes oppose each other; rather, all things arise from the same circle with a boundary and a perfectly superimposed Venn diagram that contains everything there is." (from I/Thee's creative project description)