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Stéphanie Saadé, The Encounter of the First and Last Particles of Dust, 2019, carpet, embroidery, 11' 1⁄8“ × 11' 1⁄2”.

Stéphanie Saadé, The Encounter of the First and Last Particles of Dust, 2019, carpet, embroidery, 11' 1⁄8“ × 11' 1⁄2”.

Stéphanie Saadé

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Using artifacts and recollections from her childhood, Stéphanie Saadé has developed a rich conceptual practice that is not just analytic or linguistic, but also affective, engaging both memory and forgetting. Her recent exhibition “The Encounter of the First and Last Particles of Dust” presented a series of visual and material propositions for recording temporal and spatial experiences—alternatives that acknowledge the importance of what other modes of mapping and measuring fail to capture. The journey, a type of lived experience that unfurls through both time and space, was a recurring theme.

The show opened with Elastic Distance, 2017, a smartphone displaying a changing number that quantified, without specifying the measure used, the distance between Saadé and her exhibition in real time. Symbolically tethering the artist to her work, it also abstracted the physical gap between them into

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