Archive for the ‘uncanny’ Category


99 Rooms

28 December 2006

I love to explore virtual rooms, especially unheimlich rooms, and there’s something about abandoned places that fascinates. The desire to take a peek at the metamorphosis that ensues once the ethos of purpose has left a building and the mischevious spirits take hold.

Here are 99 Rooms full of mystery and intrigue.

Artists’ statement:

99rooms stemmed from the mystical, often apolocalyptically charming pictures created by Berlin artist Kim Köster within the countless vacated premises of East Berlin‘s industrial sector. Photos of these paintings were initially produced in digital form and then animated through a cooperative effort between Richard Schumann & Stephan Schulz and then subsequently complemented through a personal sounddesign from Johannes Buenemann. The final product of this year long effort is a scintillating intermediary world which invites the observer into an journey through its morbidly-beautiful rooms.