Cotton Candy Padded Cell

Well, this is certain perfect for my Candy Coated Nightmares tag! Jennifer Rubell created this fine installation: a padded cell lined with cotton candy.

“[A] 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.”

She goes on to describe it as “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.”

Padded Cell


2 Responses to “Cotton Candy Padded Cell”

  1. Sophia Walker Says:

    It looks like she’s eating pink insulation!!!!

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