Philippe Rahm: Domestic Astronomy

This exhibition at the Eric Arthur Gallery, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto opens on February 25 and runs until April 9, 2010. The show features the work of Philippe Rahm architectes, with collaborators Andrej Bernik and Timothée Boitouzet.


Domestic astronomy is the prototype of an apartment where you no longer occupy a surface but an atmosphere. As they leave the floor, the functions and furnishings rise: they spread and evaporate in the atmosphere of the apartment, and they stabilize at certain temperatures determined by the body, clothing and activity. This installation makes allowances for these physical differences in the distribution of temperature in the space and exploits them by changing the way of life: to replace a horizontal way of living with a vertical one where we can occupy different heat zones, different layers, different heights. Philippe Rahm creates a global ecosystem like a kind of astronomy in the home, where combinations of temperature, lights, time and place are reconfigured.


The opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 25 from 6:00 to 8:00pm


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