Urban Fog is an art installation and tea house led by Atelier ChanChan. Situated between the realms of art and architecture, the installation is the collaborative effort of Zoe Chan (of Atelier ChanChan), and designers Sarah Khan, Mickey Kloihofer and Mariana Pestana, to create a momentary community event in what was previously a derelict urban void.
The designers are aiming to use the long trajectory of this derelict location to create a series of foggy, cinematic pockets of space that form part of a wider investigation into the idea of enclosure, transparency, and thresholds. They describe the installation as an experience that will be "like entering a lost cloud which has temporarily come to rest in this urban void; figures appear and disappear within the depth of the space and become distorted through light and shadow."
Local Dalston café Tina We Salute You will be setting up a temporary teahouse to provide visitors to the space with tea and cake. All proceeds made from the project will go to Japan Disaster relief. Urban Fog will run from Thursday 5th May to Saturday 21st May at 1A Jude Street, London N16 (open Thursday to Sundays 11-6pm).
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