Our Latex and Steel Heritage
Steel, latex, silicone, nylon, cellulose, human hair
81” x 68” x 49”
Through home-chef cyborg aesthetics and Taino Duho sculpture, "Our Latex and Steel Heritage" presents the collapsing of objects, tools, and beings within extractive economies. Sabrina's research has recently turned to navigating the exploitative normalities of female corporeality, animality, and the abject. The welded steel armature embodies predator and prey as it resembles a creature on four legs collapsing into its own enlarged, gaping mouth. Silicone casts of a hand-carved imaginary skin are sewn and stretched over the steel while graphs of dislocated silicone finger-nipple colonies exude. With exposed internal components, the viewer's perception of the "thing" straddles between object and creature. The work is titled "Our Latex and Steel Heritage" as it posits a future where a body, long subjected to labor or other extractions, dramatically inherits the materiality of its circumstances.
Exhibited: 2021. Dog Breakfast. Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University. Ithaca, NY