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Tunnel House Art Installation

Inversion Tunnel House Art Installation (Images courtesy designverb)
By Andrew Liszewski

I know what you’re thinking, the neighbors must love this guy, but it’s not what you think. This isn’t one of those ‘tacky Christmas decorations all year round’ kind of house. In fact the building and an adjacent one have been used for exhibition space and art classes for over 30 years and they’re both scheduled to be torn down to make way for a new larger structure.

So as a final farewell to the buildings local Houston artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck turned them into an art installation known as ‘Inversion.’ Using boards from the outside of the houses they created a large funnel-like vortex running between the two that ends in a small hole in an adjacent courtyard. It’s a cool effect particularly for those who always wanted to experience a black hole without the whole ‘being crushed to a quantum singularity’ end result.

Unfortunately if you were hoping to catch a glimpse of the Tunnel House in person you’re probably too late. The public opening for the installation was held on May 21 and the houses were set to be demolished in early June. But there’s nothing stopping you from doing this to your own home.

(Update: Thanks to Alex for clarifying that the house was actually created and torn down in 2005.)

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  • http://arags.wordpress.com Alex

    I’d say they missed it. I saw this exhibit in May of 2005 – note the year in the press release: http://www.artleaguehouston.org/InversionPressRelease.htm. Houston is such a fun city.

  • Andrew Liszewski

    Oops. Thanks for the heads up Alex. I’ve put a note in the story clarifying the actual date. It seems I only read the more interesting parts of that press release and breezed over the important facts like the date.

  • mark tran

    there now sits a coffee shop named “inversion coffee shop” at the location