Soft Lamp Study #3
Mohair blend fabric, LEDs, silicone
Edition of 3 (each is unique)
Fair market value: $600
Soft Lamp #3 is part of a series of material studies begun during the pandemic, repurposing materials in McDermott's home to create domestic objects that are both usable and strange.
Kathleen McDermott is an interdisciplinary artist with a background in installation, prop-making and sculpture, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. She combines her knowledge of fabrication with open source hardware to build a language of absurdity that merges new media, design, performance, and video. She is interested in technologies that are not productive, automata badly suited to absurd purposes and electronic creations beyond her control.
McDermott was the second artist-in-residence during Open Source's OS Gowanus residency program. This residency included exhibitions I Thought It Would Be Funny and Junk Clocks and Other Thoughts on Time.