Pink Satin

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Despina Isaia creates another kind of dissonance in a series of works based on a pink satin comforter from her childhood. After asking several friends to imagine their own “objects of dependence,” she realized their descriptions–a boxing robe, an elongated pillow, a straitjacket–in pink satin. This projection of her personal insecurities and means of grati fication onto others is revealed to be a form of total subjectivity: Neither her blanket nor its comforts can be consigned to others. The accompanying short video of Isaia playing with her comforter is surprisingly captivating.

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