Moran Sanderovich uses her sculpture, performance, video and drawing works to embody alternative human forms. She engages the grotesque and uncanny to produce visceral narratives of agency, transformation and potentiality. Her work challenges and confuses normative conceptions of bodily limitation, taking disability, mutation, and decay as starting points for other forms of life.
Many of Moran's sculptures are made to be performed, acting as prosthetics that transform her body through extension or truncation. Her performances render illegible any perceptible distinction between her body and the sculpture, or the human and non-human. Moran uses her movement to elaborate on the inner characters of the objects she makes, conjuring up a parallel universe in which her unreal creatures live their lives and tell us their stories. In their mythological worlds, tales of conflict, survival, transformation and transcendence.
Sanderovich's works each combine a range of materials, including silicone, fabric, industrial waste, toys, organic objects such as bone and hair, latex, and other found objects. The juxtapositions she creates by combining her materials often unhinge the normative perception of objects, confronting us with dissonant images that require our attention. Moran fabricates skin-like surfaces that appear nearly organic and also uses animatronics in many of her works, giving her sculptures a strange presence between living and not-living. She is looking for a soul behind the objects she handles, and her work articulates what she finds.