In Warsaw, Poland in the district of Wola lies a small crack of space between the buildings on 22 Chłodna Street and 74 Żelazna Street. Jakub Szczęsny of Centrala, recognized the potential to create something unique within this narrow area, and derived a design of an art installation entitled Keret House. The house upon completion shall become the narrowest house in Warsaw, measuring an interior that will vary between 122 centimeters and 72 centimeters in its narrowest spot.
philippe parreno has developed an aquatic sound installation in the garden of fondation beyeler entitled ‘water lilies’. the algerian-born and france-based artist has constructed his piece comprised of several sonic water lilies to co-exist with its live counterparts in the pond by the museum’s entrance. this particular work allows the sound of the ‘vegetal beast’, featured in ‘continuously habitable zones’ (CHZ) (2011), to move into the exterior space from the screening played from within the museum. in the film ‘continuously habitable zones’, darkened views of a garden in portugal are pictured in the short artwork. the sound waves are produced by small speakers on the floor of the pond which create uniquely patterned ripples in the water, moving out in a jumping circle from the sonic epicenter below. in the same way that the film was informed by the landscape, the garden is then shaped by CHZ, perpetuating this active exchange or interaction between the real and unreal.