Another room to envy, this time in Louisville, Kentucky. The 21c Museum Hotel, “born out of a desire to integrate contemporary art into everyday life,” invited New York-based artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe to create an immersive art experience out of a 500 sq.ft. guest room. Their “Asleep in the Cyclone” concept drew inspiration from Drop City, the first rural hippie commune that cropped up in southern Colorado in 1965. Freeman and Lowe’s “architectural collage” comes replete with a geodesic-domed stained-glass ceiling à la dropping icon, American architect Buckminster Fuller. The pair curated everything within the room from the faux magazines and fringed bedcover to the cabinet of curiosities and fan of records.
Masters of “mind-bending verisimilitude,” the artists describe their practice as: “Drawing on a series of historical and fictional narratives, their large-scale spatial collages reimagine culture through subjects such as rogue science, psychedelic drugs, mega-conventions, utopian communes, and hypertrophic urbanism.”
In keeping with the Sixties vibe, I would don this woolen dress, a kindred collage of patterns and purpose.