The Finger Rub Rug, 2020, installation
‘I love my partner’s fingers, but he has only ten. Are more fingers more fun? What would it be like to be able to lie on a bed of fingers?’ The Finger Rub Rug consists of a carpet of 1300 lifelike silicone replicas of the fingers of Laura A Dima’s partner, placed in a dedicated room. You may touch the fingers. They feel warm, thanks to a heating blanket under the installation. As you move around, you might notice that the soft enchanting music sounds different in every corner: scary, funny, exciting. It makes you think about your own judgments. The Finger Rub Rug is a serene temple in which we can rethink our physical relationship to each other.