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OGE creative group lights up jerusalem with house of cards
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jul 03, 2014
OGE creative group lights up jerusalem with house of cards


OGE creative group lights up jerusalem with house of cards
all images courtesy of OGE creative group

 

 

 

haifa-based OGE creative group has revealed ‘house of cards,’ a light installation that will travel around the globe, promising to be different in each city by displaying various sets of cards according to the local environment. currently in front of the hurva, jerusalem’s oldest synagogue, the work resembles the kid’s game, where players stack cards upon each other in a triangular fashion until the whole structure becomes unstable. for the site, designers merav eitan and gaston zahr have piled up 126 cards that create a 10 x 7 x 5 meter structure that is entirely modular and can be continued indefinitely. each individual card measures 90 cm x 150 cm and is built as a double-sided, ultra-slim light box, illuminated from inside with ultra-bright LED technology. the deck of cards chosen for jerusalem present biblical figures that were illustrated by the famous painter and illustrator, jean david, in the 1970 for el al airlines.

 


video courtesy of OGE group

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the ‘house of cards’ in jerusalem at daytime

oge creative group house of cards jerusalem
The House of Cards in Jerusalem at daytime 

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close-up of the construction details

oge creative group house of cards jerusalem
the sides feature biblical figures illustrated by jean david for the 1970 el al airlines

oge creative group house of cards jerusalem
the installation consists of 126 cards

oge creative group house of cards jerusalem
the installation at night

oge creative group house of cards jerusalem
LED lights illuminate both faces of each piece

oge creative group house of cards jerusalem
the structure is composed of modules that could create multiple scales

oge creative group house of cards jerusalem
the triangles transfer loads down to the ground

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the installation from afar


the graphics of the cards

 

 

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