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  • Chandelier

    Chandelier
    lexington KENTUCKY

    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.

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