Heavy hard, but worth it

Sculpture with textile and steel

Stephanie Rizaj (Fine Arts)

Stephanie Rizaj plays with the immediate language and connotations of material in installing backpack straps – designed to enable mobility and help people carry items – on a museum wall as degraded reminders of their own possibilities. Deprived of their original characteristics and attached to a most static and limiting element – a wall – Rizaj infers futile attempts and efforts without outcome.

Keywords: Dream, Fabulation, Failure, Myth, Narratives, Refusal, Speculative Fiction, Storytelling, Wild Space, World-Making, Sisyphean