Aram: "I travelled to Indonesia and traced this object back to its historical roots, and then brought it back to the Netherlands before continuing to alter its identity. By deconstructing the Dutch Wife and applying its technique to objects familiar to the Dutch, cold context, such as blankets, I re-appropriated and assigned a new role to this colonial artefact. With this project, I investigated the loss of meaning in a globalised world, where different cultural identities (those of the colonised and the colonisers) interact within one single object that, in turn, shapes its context anew.
References and Archive from Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam,
National Museum for Ethnography in Leiden, Netherlands
Collaboration with local craftsman in Indonesia, Anang Surjana, Warju, Dade
Collaboration with Textilemuseum in TIlgurg, Sarena Huizinga, Jan willem Smeulders.
Cum Laude 2017
Design Academy Eindhoven
Nominated for Gijs bakker awards 2017