The Burden of Objects

Performed collection

 

2009-2016

Canada, Italie, Mexique, État-Unis

I invited people from different regions in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Italy to part with a forsaken object which they had nevertheless hung onto. To cast off the burden associated with it. In exchange, I undertook to provide it another life as part of an artistic project. Each person rummaged around to find an object and told me why they were ready to part with it. I accumulated like this a collection of approximately 1800 elements — the smallest being a pearl, and the largest an armchair — and kept a record of their stories.

 

These objects became my companions.