555 KUBIK - If A House Was Dreaming

555 KUBIK is a large screen projection done on a building in Germany. The projected images build upon the square grid already present on the building to make the building appear to morph and reveal its inner structures.

Take a look at this intriguing video.


(555 KUBIK - if a house was dreaming?)

This art project calls to mind the shape-altering psychotropic houses from J.G. Ballard's wonderful 1962 short story The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista.

...it consisted of six huge aluminum-shelled spheres suspended like the elements of a mobile from an enormous concrete davit. The largest sphere contained the lounge, the others successively smaller and spiraling upward into the air, the bedrooms and kitchen...

Stamers, the agent, left us sitting in the car... and switched the place on (all the houses in Vermillion Sands, it goes without saying, were psychotropic). There was a dim whirring, and the spheres tipped and began to rotate, brushing against the undergrowth.

...I got out and walked over to the entrance, the main sphere slowing as I approached, uncertainly steering a course toward me, the smaller ones following.
(Read more about Ballard's psychotropic houses)

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