Fafnir Adamites‘s Dampened is an immersive environment that is darkened, dampened and muted. A space that allows for private reflection and internalization. Paper, light and sound.
Fafnir Adamites creates sculptural and installation work that serve as meditations on trauma, memory and the legacy of emotional turmoil inherited from past generations. Material exploration is the starting point for all of her work and plays a key role in building the conceptual backing of each piece. Fafnir Adamites holds an MFA degree from the Fiber and Material Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Photography and Women’s Studies from UMass Amherst. Her work has been exhibited around New England. She teaches felt-making and other fiber processes at Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program. She lives in Turners Falls, MA.
ON SHOWING ARTWORK AT FLORENCE NIGHT OUT
The challenge of working within the parameters of the shipping container was one of the reasons I applied to Florence Night Out. I am interested in creating a viewing experience that allows for reflection and focus and the intimate size of the container will play a key role in achieving this goal. I’m excited to be part of a temporary exhibit that brings art outside of a gallery or an institutional setting and will be available to anyone who stumbles upon it, whether they would call themselves art appreciators or not. I grew up in Florence and have many memories of it feeling isolated, limited and uninspiring. I would have loved to have been exposed to art through a public, inclusive event like this one.