Beginning on May 1st, the renowned Glass House designed by architect Philip Johnson in 1949 will be engulfed in a dense and ghostly layer of fog, as part of an installation staged by Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya. Veil is the first site-specific project to engage the historic structure, which occupies a vast promontory overlooking a valley in Connecticut, USA. The sheet of hazy mist comes and goes: for approximately 10 minutes each hour, the monolithic transparent residence will seem to vanish, only to return to sight as the fog slowly dissolves in space.

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Fresh water, pumped at high pressure through 600 nozzles, will produce an immersive environment that reveals these dynamic and ever-changing conditions. Nakaya describes the effect: “Fog responds constantly to its own surroundings, revealing and concealing the features of the environment. Fog makes visible things become invisible and invisible things — like wind — become visible.”

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Fujiko Nakaya is on from May 1st until November 30th, 2014 coincides with the 65th anniversary of the Glass House and its 2014 tour season.