In reinterpreting the classic chandelier, Fredrikson Stallard @fredriksonstallard
decided to literally explode it.
With Pandora, Fredrikson Stallard developed a piece whose form is never permanent, but constantly destroyed and recreated through movement. The 1,990 crystals are initially suspended in the form of a recognisable chandelier, before slowly erupting in different directions into a chaotic array.
The crystals then change direction, return softly to the chandelier form, only for a moment, before fracturing off in the other direction. Movement had to be an integral part of the piece to allow the reflective and refractive qualities of crystal to come alive to maximum effect.
Thus, the revised version of the archetypal chandelier suggests a theatrical relationship between itself and the viewer, as a result of the shifting permutation of the crystals respatialising the chandelier’s conventional, dictated form and the human scale of the onlooker.
Swarovski Crystal, Steel, Servo Motor, Computer
Text c/o fredriksonstallard.com
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