“…and I feel fine.” 2008

Michael Ferrucci
Gestures 10: Illustrations of Catastrophe and Remote Times, January 18 – June 15, 2008
mixed media

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...


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.


Curated by Heather Pesanti

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 throughout the city.