In technology, a hotspot is an area on a computer screen which can be clicked to activate a function. It is also a place where a wireless signal is made available. For Grassi, memories function as the activators, the signals to make her paintings. These works are also a  meditation on philosopher Gaston Bachelard’s text “The Poetics of Space”. Bachelard’s phenomenological exploration of the meaning of space and specifically the home has been a recurring source in Grassis work. In  2020, the home has become an even more poignant subject for the artist to explore as it is both a  place of refuge and  anxiety.