Between These Hands
To take an object out of its context or originally intended use and place it within the process of museum conservation (a white photo tent, within a storage room, within a Museum), the object begins to take on a new purpose.
This work looks at our relationships with objects and memory. I wonder sometimes if I were to digitize my personal objects to help preserve my memory of them, or perhaps if some future stranger did. What would they feel like through blue latex gloves? What would the objects look like to them? How differently would they be consumed and experienced? Would the person question how my family's ceramic bowl got cracked, taking special measures to focus the camera on this imperfection?
This installation was comprised of a three minute video loop of rotating objects (each angle required to complete a museum assessment form), a poster of all the images documented over two months that required the digitizer to hold the object in their hand in order to capture the image, and a pile of the used gloves (the detritus of the interaction & a newly created object).