TASK 6 – Collections. Carmel. O
Are there any things you collect?
I’ve just unpacked a sea container full of things that forced me to question my insatiable desire to collect china and artworks…
I have also realised that I’m very interested in collections of things and how they are presented. Three of the very few photos I took while I was on holidays were a series of similar objects presented in art-full ways.
The first two were of window displays in a hardware shop. The first of pliers and the second of cogs or metal cuttings. The third photo was taken in Cognac in a cognac making castle. The implements are for tapping the barrels (I think)
I also bought a book called Objectivity or something like that (and I didn’t realize until now that it is related to your project or even related to my interest in groups of tools and implements. I also just realised that I like to curate my possessions and have done so my entire life. One of the objectives of the boxes that your dad and I made was that they should display groups of things in the best possible way; the size of the holes in the sides and the colour of the dividers.
These considerations have become so much a part of my life that I don’t even notice myself doing it anymore. However, it does influence what I find irritating in other peoples houses; like pictures displayed without thought for position, negative space and relationship to other objects in the vicinity. I guess that’s what is meant by a critical sensibility. More critic than sense!