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Mabel Longhetti

Installation 2019.

A mobile structure of nylon threads hanging from a wooden plank, mounted to the ceiling of the building and suspending clear plastic sheets at various heights. A piece of golden fabric fringe is entangled between the threads and the plastic sheets. In the middle of the composition is a clear Plexiglas display pole, slightly broken on the top with scotch tape holding the broken edges. The structure resembles a dismantled ghostly spiral staircase. Placed next to the windows of the building, the installation takes the aesthetic of a window display of a deserted fashion store.

The work is titled after the leading female character of the film “A woman under the influence’ (1974), which beautifully steps in and out of sanity.