A hotspot is an area on a computer screen which can be clicked to activate a function or a place where a wireless signal is made available. For Grassi, memories function as the activators, the signals to make her paintings. In Hotspots, Grassi draws on Gaston Bachelard’s text “The Poetics of Space” which explores the meaning of space and specifically the home, recurring themes in Grassi’s 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.
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