House of Leaves

House of Leaves, Hallway Installation

House of Leaves, Nuit Blanche Toronto, Final Installation

House of Leaves, Nuit blanche Toronto Installation

House of Leaves, Building the Panels

House of Leaves, Nuit Blanche Toronto

House of Leaves, Nuit Blanche Toronto, Passing Through

House of Leaves, Nuit Blanche Toronto, Crowded House

Description

House of Leaves is an installation made of thousands of pages from fiction books torn from their bindings and fixed to the walls and ceiling of a hallway. This installation explores the formlessness of perception, when used in unusual ways everyday materials can invent beautiful, unique and inspiring spaces.

In fall 2008 I presented House of Leaves as a part of Toronto’s Nuit Blanche art festival. The outdoor site presented a whole new set of circumstances, rather then copy the first installation I decided to use the new space (a walkway on Ryerson University Campus) to inform the structure. I changed the look of the installation to reflect the ivy vines that grow on Ryerson’s historic buildings.