Since 2003, Sarah Pierce has used the term - 'The Metropolitan Complex' - to describe her project. Characterised as a way to play with the hang-ups (read 'complex' in the Freudian sense) that surround cultural work, one emphasis is a shared neuroses of 'place', whether a specific locality or a wider set of circumstances that frame interaction. Central to her activity is a consideration of forms of gathering, both historical examples and those she initiates.
As part of 'Romantic Detachment' (2004) Sarah presented 'You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man', a lecture on confidence tricks (or con games) in collaboration with the NYPD Crime Prevention Unit, followed by a screening of the film 'Midnight Cowboy' (1969)directed by John Schlesinger on Friday 29 October 2004 at 2:00 p.m.
- Romantic Detachment Artist