Christian Gonzenbach

Giraffe's Chapel

Giraffe“s Chapel, 2016

Wood, Giraffe skeleton

850 x 600 x 488 cm


A wooden chapel was built around a Giraffe skeleton. The visitor enters and finds himself between the bones of the animal and the skin of the building. The similarity in morphology between the architecture and the skeleton raises the question, which one came first: the chapel or the girafe?

Watch the video! Making of Giraffe“s Chapel


Coproduced by Musée de la Chasse, City and State of Geneva (FMAC & FCAC) and Pro Helvetia