Between These Hands
Between These Hands utilizes conservation & digitization methods used in a museums to discuss our relationship with objects and memory.
This installation was comprised of a three-minute video loop of rotating objects (each angle required to complete a museum conservation assessment form) from the Mills College Art Museum, a poster of all the images documented/digitized 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 that each digitizer was required to wear (the detritus of the interaction & a newly created object).
If museums are responsible for the preservation and representation of our collective cultural heritage, what becomes of these objects? Do bowls miss being filled with food or touched by skin? How does this process change the purpose and eventual interpretation of each object?