suckerPUNCH: describe your project in one sentence.
jtravis bennett RUSSETT: it is a nuanced distraction.
fabrication TEAM: aaron ragan, aaron forbes, yifan huang, jonathon gilliam, + qasem barc
sP: what or who influenced this project?
jtbR: this is certainly a minimal surface project. beyond that, I was influenced by ero guro, photographs of masochists, and the movement of octopods.
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
jtbR: i remember listening to quite a bit of grindcore. in terms of film, i was in another one of my deep hellraiser phases. lynch’s inland empire was inspiring in terms of his ability to exhaustively manipulate my mood as i watch. he is a master. and, i was reading quite a bit over the term of the project. the versioning issue of ad is important.
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
jtbR: danny boyle’s sunshine, furious theatre company’s canned peaches in syrup, takashi murakami, chiho aoshima, and celebrity make-up artists