Globe Dye Works cast as venue for ambitious sculptural installations [video]

For a few weeks, the old Globe Dye Works factory in Frankford is hosting industrial-sized sculpture.

Hanging from the wooden rafters of what used to be a room for dying textiles are pieces of boats. They appear to be wreckage, with their hulls broken and half-missing. Actually, they were made entirely of foam by artist Scott Pellnat.

He mechanized them with electric motors. The assemblage of kinetic sculptures throbs and thrusts and spins in herky-jerky patterns.

“I love the jerkiness, because all the ropes that attach them all shake with it. I like that,” said Pellnat of Somerset, N.J. “You can lose yourself in the movement, like dance. But they’re not dancers, they’re boats.”

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