The Cotton Candy Installation of Erno-Erik Raitanen

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Erno-Erik Raitanen‘s site specific installation, Cotton Candy Works, is built to crumble.  For the installation Raitanen builds a wall of cotton candy.  Visitors lick or pull off the cotton candy.  Within hours the entire installation returns back to its original nature – the fluffy sugar reverts back to its crystalline form.  The installation is definitely playful and looks like for gallery visitors.  Its more serious ideas of creation and destruction can’t be ignored.

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  • Erno-Erik Raitanen

    Hi, thanks for featuring my work!

    I never really thought about my work from this Beautiful/Decay perspective before. Please check out the Bacteriograms project on my website: http://www.erno-erik.com/bacteriograms/bacteriograms.html

    I actually never realized a connection between these two projects until now. Bacteriograms are made by cultivating bacteria samples on blank photographic film. The bacteria consumes the color gelatin layers while growing and creates all the random shapes and colors. The final images are made by printing the negatives in traditional darkroom. What you actually see is not the bacteria, but degraded film.

    Always nice to find new ways to look at your own work and parallels between projects!

    Cheers