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The Surreal House
Architecture of Desire
Viewers were invited to enter The Surreal House, a mysterious dwelling infused with subjectivity and desire.
This exhibition invited visitors to step inside a labyrinth of chambers, designed by acclaimed young architects Carmody Groarke. The Surreal House - its haunted rooms, delirious forms, blasted architecture and cinematic dreamscapes - featured a host of artists, architects and film makers including Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, Alberto Giacometti, René Magritte, Man Ray, Joseph Cornell and Maya Deren through to more contemporary figures, among them; Rebecca Horn, Edward Kienholz and Rem Koolhaas. At times enchanting, playful and at others, deeply disquieting,
The Surreal House was a dwelling which was essentially everything that the rational, functional Modernist house is not.