neccessary objects

In Necessary Objects, the inanimate items surrounding us are anything but lifeless, anything but ordinary. The staple is what binds two lovers, “your photos [stapled] to my naked breasts.” Icemakers are repurposed to preserve the human psyche, blenders to splice language and “reconcile contradictory desires.” Rachel Levy explores our need for objects and our desire for love and acceptance with an unforgettable voice and a narrative energy that is a force to be reckoned with. Spring 2013.