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Pink Thing of The Day: Cotton Candy Padded Cell

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Food Artist Jennifer Rubell created this super clever Padded Cell made of Cotton Candy, and isn’t it fantastic looking? Padded Cell was presented as part of The Red Party 2011 biennial fund-raising dinner thrown by Nonprofit arts organization Performa, held November 6, 2010 at SIR Stage37 event center in NYC. Jennifer’s website introduces the following artist statement as to what Padded Cell is all about:

Padded Cell is an 8’X16’ freestanding room constructed of basic building materials, with a single door that contains a plexiglass window. Inside, the walls and ceiling are padded with pink cotton candy and a bare light bulb hangs in the center. The door is opened at 9pm, but the interior is visible through the window throughout the evening. The Red Party’s main dinner is served inside a Russian-themed constructivist set (Note: photos at the links above and below) and Padded Cell acts as an escape from that, an all-American funhouse that is at the same time confining, threatening, claustrophobic. It is an object that addresses the dark side of pleasure, the price of pleasure, the possibility that pleasure is its own punishment. Approximately 1,600 cones of cotton candy are used in its construction.

Lots more pictures are up on Jennifer’s website located at This Link.

Thanks to Neatorama for The Tip!

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