AceShowbiz - This is ironic. Not too long after Lorde seemingly accused Kanye West of stealing her floating glass box stage design, the designer behind her set has come to the rapper's defense and claimed that Kanye didn't rip off the design for the stage.
Es Delvin, the artist and designer who created the box for the Australian singer's set at Coachella, posted a picture of her box design for a performance of "Carmen" by the English National Opera. "The idea of a floating glass box of course is not in any way new and the geometry precedes all of us. The form finds another layer of resonance in each new context," she captioned the pic.
She went on saying that she wasn't the one who designed Kanye's glass box stage for his performance with Kid Cudi, but she admitted that he wasn't imitating Lorde at all. "I admire both and see no imitation at work here," she added. "I think the more interesting point is that both artists, responding to our dis-jointed times, are being drawn to this gesture of the fragile floating room."
Lihat postingan ini di Instagram
CARMEN by Georges Bizet , English National Opera 2007. . In Act 3 of Carmen, Jose decides to leave the rules and formal certainty of the army in search of liberation: The quest means un-mooring oneself from the known and risking anarchy, chaos, loss of identity. The idea of a floating glass box of course is not in any way new and the geometry precedes all of us. The form finds another layer of resonance in each new context. I did not design the recent Kids See Ghosts performance: I worked with Lorde on the design for her Coachella performance : I admire both and see no imitation at work here: I think the more interesting point is that both artists, responding to our dis-jointed times, are being drawn to this gesture of the fragile floating room: the world un-moored from gravity : where the rules of civilisation and identity as we have known them may soon no longer apply.
Trask House, who designed the stage for Kanye's performance, has also weighed in on the controversy, denying the accusation. John McGuire, the owner of the company, said in an statement that Lorde "wasn't the first person to use a floating glass box, she won't be the last. She doesn't own it, her designer didn't invent it."
He continued that Kanye's Kids See Ghost performance wasn't the first time the rapper had used the stage before. "A quick google of floating glass box brings up many instances of suspended glass box," he said.
A source additionally told E! News that Delvin had created floating stage for Kanye before she was hired to create Lorde's Coachella stage. "Very odd that Lorde also tried to make this into a gender issue when Devlin, his creative collaborator who originated the glass box idea, is female," the insider said.