jiri prihoda suspends interior III thought cell at the new zlin salon jiri prihoda suspends interior III thought cell at the new zlin salon
jul 26, 2014

jiri prihoda suspends interior III thought cell at the new zlin salon

jiri prihoda suspends thought cell at the new zlin salon
all images courtesy of jiri prihoda

 

 

 
originally informed by medieval monk cells, visual artist jiri prihoda has evolved his ‘thought cells’ for the third in his series, presented for a fine art exhibition at the new zlín salon, czech republic. for the latest variation, the cell is suspended from a concrete ceiling within a raw open space, wedged into a quarter circle plywood frame. unlike his previous works, the visitor is not able to access the dark cell’s interior chamber, except for visual contact through a quarter width wide window on the cell.

 

the cell’s interior is not equipped with any furniture; it remains as clean, white space inside. since the external façade is wrapped in a thick thermo-insulating wool, the cell itself doesn’t have any recourse of light. the project is strictly determined to limit practical use, modified to only look through its unusually-shaped, dark volume without space any possibility of being certain of what is inside.

jiri prihoda suspends thought cell at the new zlin salon
the dark cell is suspended from the ceiling of the functionalist open space

jiri prihoda suspends thought cell at the new zlin salon
the cell levitates amid a bright day-lit interior

jiri prihoda suspends thought cell at the new zlin salon
wedged between the ceiling and the floor

jiri prihoda suspends thought cell at the new zlin salon
the visitor is unable to access the interior of the space

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the factory warehouse hosts the installation

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the interior chamber, impossible to access

jiri prihoda suspends thought cell at the new zlin salon
from with the cell

jiri prihoda suspends thought cell at the new zlin salon
views of the cell from the within its volume

jiri prihoda suspends thought cell at the new zlin salon
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