A feature on The Infinity Machine, an installation by George Bures Miller and Janet Cardiff at the Menil Collection's Byzantine Chapel:
In the mid-1990’s, Francois de Menil designed and constructed the Byzantine Fresco Chapel to house and honor a number of Cypriot frescoes the architect’s mother Dominique de Menil, had rescued and restored. The frescoes’ home was the result of a cooperative effort shared by the De Menils and the Orthodox Church of Cyprus to temporarily house the frescoes in Texas. The Menil Foundation raised $4 million dollars to construct the Chapel, but when the frescoes were returned to Cyprus in 2012, the chapel sat vacant for several years.
Undoubtedly the Menil spent these years searching for a way to use the unique space that honors its history as well as that of the paintings, while also maintaining its connection to the history of the Cypriot chapel outside of Lysi that inspired the Byzantine Fresco Chapel’s design. In January, the chapel was finally put to use, this time, as the home for a series of temporary, site-specific installations.