I am fascinated by the entire life cycle of objects, including the part of the object’s history that continues after its use. I collected objects that were broken or missing pieces. These details would otherwise render the objects useless or undesirable. I searched for some connection to the object’s larger history or to the human relationship with the object.
“Straight Guy Humping Pillow”
“Incredibly passionate real sex scene”
“Hot lesbians get it on in disapproving moms house”
“Naughty blond babysitter gets fucked hard from behind”
“College girl takes her first black cock”
Cutting Hair: “I’ll forget to develop my good habits. Usually I’m fighting the urge to entertain myself.”
House Keys:”Oh, I forget my keys all the time!”
ID card: “Yeah. Sometimes I just don’t remember.”
Glasses: “It’s less about glasses but more about contacts. Sometimes I forget to take off my glasses and wear my contacts, which are better for me.”
Mom’s Birthday: “I am really forgetful. I have a really bad memory.”
Pen cap: “I chose not to remember.”
Appointments:”My head only has space for relevant shit. The rest is in my iphone.”
Headphones:”It’s more like I forget to take them off. So I end up not hearing people.”
When thinking about the people in your life you can picture their faces and perhaps identify them by their stature or gait, but how many of your friends belly buttons can you recognize? A belly button is so personal, and unique to each individual. I chose to collect the belly buttons of the people I encounter and important people in my life.
Collections are most often precious; perfectly arranged china, priceless dolls in a dark wood cabinet, etc. These kinds of things are what comes to mind for me when I hear “collection”. For most, the reason for collecting is because of the value of the items. For this project then, I decided to go the opposite way. I wanted to make a collection of objects that interested me visually, but held no significant value on their own. I was also interested in the idea of narrative, seeing how placing a couple incongruous objects in an otherwise similar group could suggest a story.
See the presentation here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RUDevy0mhg1Qw0W7oI25E2l72Sp6YvULo9xew9pEpQc/edit?usp=sharing
Over the week, I collected knots of hair that I found around my apartment. With four long-haired occupants, these hairballs are not in short supply. Often, hair that has been removed from the body is considered ‘gross’ or’disgusting’. As someone who is interested in knotting and weaving, I find a different kind of beauty in these forms. I photographed each ball and post processed the images in order to emphasize the delicate lines that can make the clump so beautiful. Art relies heavily on context.
In this collection, I focused on collecting things that I saw outside which I could imagine that I have lost at some point in my life. In this way, it was like ‘reclaiming’ lost things for myself rather than just taking it off the street. Surprisingly, it seems like many other girls besides myself loose their hair bands.
For this collection, I chose pieces that students believed was their most precious belonging. Whether it was due to sentimental reasons or nostalgic memories, the items they chose were special to them.