Fantoom was commissioned by Designregio and the Broelmuseum in Kortrijk, Belgium.
The effect was achieved by using an old stage trick known as Pepper’s Ghost, which uses panes of glass and clever lighting to make reflections appear real and physical. The artefacts of the museum collection were placed out of view, in crates beneath glass panes, so that their reflection appeared in the physical space behind.
We carefully positioned plinths so that the objects appeared real with poise and weight. As visitors passed through the exhibition the artefacts would slide in and out of view like fleeting ghosts; transient as a thought and lucid as a memory