ICOSA Collective presents Window Dressing XVII: "Focusing Screen" by Sarah Sudhoff
"Focusing Screen" reflects the artist's ongoing interest in the female body, reproductive health, access to care, and our interactions with medical devices through a live, durational performance featuring the new VieVision mirror. The device was created to facilitate the examination of one’s own vagina, perineum and anus. The device – and in turn, the performance – aims to facilitate a moment to reclaim familiar knowledge of the most intimate parts of the human anatomy, anatomy that is more mysterious to oneself than it is to others, be they lovers or doctors. The audiences' view of the performance will be slightly obstructed with the repetition of the mirror's pattern affixed across the gallery's three windows. As audience members strain to catch a glimpse of the performance, their own gaze and the reflection of those around them will come into view.
There will be a reception and performance on February 26 at 7 pm.