palace of tears, nelly agassi, 2002
at the center of the exhibition space stands a young woman, wearing a simple skin-colored dress; hundreds of strips made of similar fabric are suspended from various points on the four walls surrounding her. some trail on the floor, reaching her feet, others look as though they are already, somehow, connected to her dress. she bends, picks up a strip of fabric from the floor, sews it onto her dress, and so on and so forth. strip after strip, hour in hour out, in a cyclical, sequential act, until no more fabric strips remain on the floor, and she appears inseparably connected to the walls of the exhibition space.