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Grandiose Ghostly Galleries

The Gue(ho)st House by Berdaguer & Pejus is Sculptural and Stark White

— October 1, 2012 — Unique
The Gue(ho)st House by Berdaguer & Pejus takes Marcel Duchamp's phrase 'A GUEST + A HOST = A GHOST' as inspiration to create this sensuous construction.

Located in France at the Synagogue de Delme, the house was transformed by national artists Christophe Berdaguer and Marie Péjus. They utilized polystyrene and white paint to transform the building, which had previously served as a funeral home and prison, into a white work of art with a ghostly feel.

The polysturene is covered with resin and white paint to create the appearance of this construction that appears to be dripping and not entirely solid. Gues(ho)st House is used as a center for communal artist work and research as well as a gathering center for educational events. Given the building's rich history, the construction seems to pay tribute to a ghostly past.
Trend Themes
1. Sensuous Sculptural Architecture - The Gue(ho)st House by Berdaguer & Pejus is an example of how artists can create unique architecture with unconventional materials.
2. Transformation of Underutilized Buildings - Using creative designs as displayed in the Gue(ho)st House in France, more spaces like funeral homes and prisons are being transformed into art and education centers.
3. Ghostly Aesthetics - The Gue(ho)st House shows a growing trend towards using eerie, ghostly aesthetics in artwork and architecture, creating a unique and haunting atmosphere.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Architecture - The art and architecture industries can look to the Gue(ho)st House as an example of how to use unconventional materials to create unique structures with a focus on aesthetics.
2. Education and Community Centers - By transforming unused spaces into communal art centers as done by Berdaguer & Pejus, there is an opportunity for those in the education and community sectors to provide engaging and unique spaces for events and research.
3. Historic Preservation and Restoration - Incorporating artwork like the Gue(ho)st House into historic buildings is an innovative way to restore and preserve them, while also transforming them into functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces for modern use.
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