"human vs chair"
an experiential exibition
By: Cary Fagan
Location: Space Place Gallery,
Nizhny Tagil, Russia.
April, 28th 2021
Photography by: Sanetra Longno
Dimension: 10x10 | 12x10
- “15 ways:” February 6th
- Public/Live Installation February 11-12th
How do you approach your creative practices?
I've learned not to be so hard on myself when it comes to producing something. Just recently, I discovered that the unfinished product still has impact. This idea has given me ease within my creative process. There is no limit in my ability to produce new works; Anything I produce is a discovery.
What led you to an interest in chairs?
The interest began as a simple curiosity "What if I can make chair sculpting a thing?" At the time of this thought, I wasn't sure if this was already a practice... Which also encouraged me.
Can you tell us a little bit about how your work with chairs and chair sculpting has evolved over the years?
Sure, it started as a passion - something that gave me a spark or feeling when I began the practice of chair sculpting. It often put me in a meditative trance that I could later recognize as part of my process. The admiration for chairs is something I'm sure many of us have in common; For me, the simplicity of a chair is timeless. Just my interest in chairs has challenged me to design my first chair with 0 design experience. This has been something I've been consistent on since my initial thought in attempting this venture. I can tell you that chair sculpting has given me a window to share my vision and use my voice.
What's next for you? What else are you working on? What's next.... Well, after completing this install, I said to myself that I would like to appear in more spaces such as ByGeorge, where I am manipulating space for public viewing. It's rewarding... During the time of this installation I was simultaneously shooting a music video for my first album. An experimental project I've invested my time in over the last year. My project involves quite a bit of character building for my persona(s) - It's been a great experience to say the least. Another project I thought of bringing along was my first written book. I brought it to Austin for a few photographs before it launches... It's coming up, I believe this month or the next! This year, chairsarepeople and I are planning to do some volunteer work and get more involved with the Houston Furniture Bank.