Artwork

“…and I feel fine.” / Michael Ferrucci

2007
Michael Ferrucci, "…and I feel fine.", 2008
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Identifier

IWC.2008.370

Materials

mixed media

Description
Using the tools of his trade—mannequins, period furniture, clothing, found objects, and theatrical props—here Ferrucci has created a faux-living tableau inspired by the band R.E.M.’s song, “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine).” Inspired by the imagined history of the third floor room in the Mattress Factory, Ferrucci constructed a Surrealist harem’s boudoir consisting of three female mannequins attired in black (including black stockings and garters, a rhinestone-collared dress, and an Arabesque veil) and engaged in various questionable activities. The suggestive and dark installation intrudes aggressively into the center of the gallery, its protagonists arrested in foreboding gestures.
About the Artist
Having studied photography, film, and art history, Michael Ferrucci is the co-proprietor of Hey Betty! Vintage Clothing store and a partner in Wax Jewelry Design Studio. His innovative and subtly subversive window displays are known through the city.
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