IRENE SARTORIO

 
Irene.Sartorio@outlook.com

My practice focuses on the themes of memory, cultural identity and representation.

I employ various media from painting to video and sculpture, often using as foundation photographs taken by someone else. Issues of ownership and authenticity arise to question the right to work with someone else’s memories and their image. Furthermore, the images are often born from specific geographical contexts, making me wonder if I am bound to talk about its socio-political issues too.

However, these images live outside history, in a dimension of memory. With this I can instead talk about a “geography of memory”.