Reactor

How to Make Art and Drink It

by An Xiao on February 2, 2012

The minimal design of Sabine Marcelis's House Wine kit makes it a visual work of art itself. Image via sabinemarcelis.com.

The minimal design of Sabine Marcelis's House Wine kit makes it a visual work of art itself. Image via sabinemarcelis.com.

LOS ANGELES — Like most gallery goers, I enjoy a good glass of wine with my art. And while wine tasting is an art in itself, I never thought the wine could be transformed into art.

So I was delighted to come across Sabine Marcelis’s “House Wine,” a living installation meant to be shown  prominently in your home  all the while concocting your next glass of vino. It greatly simplifies the home wine-making process into elegant tubes and glass vessels that richly display the color of your work in progress.

Like a plant, House Wine is meant to receive “nurturing and care” from its owner, providing therapeutic pauses in an otherwise busy day. Marcelis says this about his decision to bring wine-making out into the open:

“Where the process is often hidden away from view in garages and basements. This is a real shame, as wine is a living, breathing entity which deserves an audience to witness it maturing.”

Now all we need is a tabletop vineyard or maybe this will help.

HOUSE WINE from sabine marcelis on Vimeo.

  • Subscribe to the Hyperallergic email newsletter!

Hyperallergic welcomes comments and a lively discussion, but comments are moderated after being posted. For more details please read our comment policy.

Previous post:

Next post: