Sarah Grass: Mirror Therapy (Sterilized)


In ‘Mirror Therapy (Sterilized)’, a gloved, disembodied hand experiences alternating conditions of grass inside a sterile Plexiglas box. The stage is set outdoors on a Wee-Wee Pad (a popular American training tool for housebreaking dogs). Loosely referencing the mirror box, invented by Vilayanur S. Ramachandran to cure phantom limb pain in amputee patients, the sterile, gloved hand blindly caresses its boxed in surrounding. Perhaps it is searching for a severed identity. In lieu of a mirror, there is Grass.

To see at
Nasher Sculpture Center

Section within the
Dallas Arts District

Sarah Grass is one version of the story. Her interdisciplinary practice, consisting of drawing, sculpture, video, and installation, attempts to subvert repressive notions of identity in support of a more primal way of being. Dubious of certainty, Sarah works in an intuitive language of signs that often obscure as much as they let on. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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