suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Sift Studio/adam FURE: This custom designed chandelier topped the staged at the University of Kentucky, College of Design’s 2012 Beaux-Arts Ball. An array of steel pyramids, spun with polyester fibers, dangle from an elevated steel disk. The fibers are bunched, burnt, and painted producing a thick sullied surface. Copper hoses carry electricity to a distributed web of amber LEDs, illuminating the insides of each shell.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
aF: Dead chickens, old batt insulation I see in abandoned homes in Detroit, Bois and Krauss’ discourse on Formless art, color, texture, things with tentacles.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
aF: I’ll just list my playlist for last few months…Ra Ra Riot, Class Actress, Chairlift, Little Dragon, Panda Bear, Youth Lagoon
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
aF: Jason Payne, Freeland Buck, LADG, Bittertang, Jimenez Lai, R&Sie, MoS.
Additional credits and links:
Photos: Michael Haas.
Project team: Adam Fure, Aaron Willette, Maja Mrdalj.
Special thanks to Kyle Miller and UK Beaux-Arts committee.