Oriane Stender, ‘Untitled Woven Dollar (Front and Back)’, 2013, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Oriane Stender, ‘Untitled Woven Dollar (Front and Back)’, 2013, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

My current project combines the concept and material culture of legacy - the expectations we are given from history - and the construction of identity through our own actions and production. I was named after a character in Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past, which, as the first Modernist novel, and often cited as one of the world’s great works of literature, has given me a lot to live up to. I start with this particularly personal source material and overlay it with my own stream of conciousness journal. I interweave the two “texts,” my own being not so much a written text as a combination of words, images and processes I have developed and adapted into my own form of expression to form a complicated web of identity.

About Oriane Stender