Dancing Dress for a Legless Girl
Hand-Sewn Silk, Steel, Leather, Antique Casters
4’ x 5’ x 5’
Part of the Minnie Eureka Young series, A History Revealed (2006-2008)
The Dancing Dress is a hypothetical invention of Minnie Eureka Young, resulting in an illustrative object for an unknown narrative. The physical and emotional distress in the narrative is rendered as an alien but also familiar object which can extend an intangible narrative to a viewer. Regardless of the details of the narrative, the dress creates a scenario in which past and present, stagnant observance and active emotional participation, become part of the viewer experience.