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Made of only hearts at Gianni Manhattan, 2020 (p. 238) Photo: © Gianni Manhattan Saboteurs, 2019 (commissioned work by the 15th Biennale de Lyon) Photo: © La Biennale de Lyon (p. 240)

Mire Lee’s promethean sculptures and instal-lations instill a creeping transgressive horror. Twisted piles of rubber tubing, pools of silicate, and ventricular pumps gurn, and ejaculate. Hung like sides of meat in an abattoir, or writh-ing slowly on the ground, they elicit disgust, desire, and curiously, maternal tenderness.

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