Photography: Timothy Schenck

New York artist Jacob Hashimoto has filled a chapel on Governors Island with an ethereal ‘cloud’ made from 1,000 paper kites.

The installation – which made its debut at Palazzo Flangini during the 57th Venice Biennale – has been adapted and installed inside St Cornelius’ church to mark its reopening. The 1906 structure had been closed since 2013, but now visitors can see its neo-gothic bones in a new light thanks to Hashimoto’s ephemeral intervention, dubbed ‘The Eclipse’.

The Queens-based creative handcrafted rice paper discs for the installation, which are suspended from the chapel’s beams to create a cloud-like fog.

A second Hashimoto artwork, titled ‘Never Comes tomorrow’, is installed nearby in the Liggett Hall. This brightly-coloured outdoor installation comprises wooden cubes and massive steel funnels, which interact with the architecture of the archway.

Jacob Hashimoto creates a paper cloud in a chapel on Governors Island
Photography: Timothy Schenck

Both are on show until 31 October.

[Via Designboom]

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