Lauren Fensterstock: The Order of Things

With a similar faculty as Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, seen as a personal dialogue between an individual and nature, Fensterstock reminds us we must take heed of the global forces impacting our environment. The Order of Things is not a map that paints the world as a whole, but one that seeks discovery in glints and crumbles; in contrast to Smithson, Fensterstock’s work intentionally avoids grand narratives in favor of the fractious, the illogical, and the contradictory. The Order of Things uses theatrical means to create a hybrid natural/unnatural space using the continued potency of nature as a cultural metaphor.