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Nightmare Festival Staff Spotlight: NephilNine

NephilNine is the brainchild of New York artist Sue Helfrich, who has been creating event decorations and installation art since 2004. A classically-trained artist with a degree in Fashion Design from Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, Helfrich is deeply involved with each and every NephilNine installation. These often psychedelic creations define events ranging from underground dance parties and major music festivals to private ceremonies and celebrations all over the world. With Badass Raves, you may have seen her work at festivals such as Big Dub, Dreamscape, and Nightmare.

Sue’s repertoire includes stretched spandex forms, a variety of geometric and organic 3-D UV sculptures, and large-scale string installations. NephilNine’s art is primarily made of layered cut fabric shapes. The fabric, which is often combined with other types sculpture, shapes space and light, surrounding performers and participants in beautiful environments.

“What drew me to decorating events was a passion for immersing someone in a fantastic environment. As a child, I dreamed of being able to explore the surreal worlds portrayed in fantasy/science fiction movies and TV shows. Now I enjoy being able to create worlds of my own design, even if only for a night, so that others may explore them.” – Sue Helfrich

NephilNine – https://www.facebook.com/Nephil9?fref=ts
Big Dub – http://www.bigdubfestival.com/
Dreamscape – http://www.dreamscapefestival.com/
Nightmare – http://www.nightmare-festival.com/

Below are some examples of other projects that Nephilnine has accomplished:


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