'OBJECTHOOD'

TASK 9 – Rationalisations of a hoarder. Hannah. C
Amongst your possessions are there any item/s you continuously question your ownership of?
That is the story of my entire life!
1) What are they? A ‘Roxy’ handbag my mum gave me for Christmas when I was in, probably, year 7, a backpack my dad gave me in the late nineties as a child, a boomerang that was painted for me by an artist in an aboriginal community, a pad of paper with a baby seal cover, my fairy box, my tiger toy, oh and so much more stuff
2) What is it about them that makes them end up in the ‘maybe pile’ to begin with? Roxy handbag is so ugly and its pink but my mum bought it and I remember thinking it would have been really expensive even though in hindsight it probably wasn’t much at all, the other backpack, just because I’ve had it for so long each time I put it in the pile thinking eugh that thing is so nineties child, the boomerang, because I find it really weird having a boomerang in my room its so Australiana you know and I have nowhere to put it where it looks nice, well the pad needs to go- lets be honest, my fairy box because its so tacky and inconveniently sized, the tiger toy because I’m [not] a child and I need to let go of my toys [ah], 
3) What constitutes their saving grace? Roxy handbag has a cat on it and my mum bought it for me!, backpack-dad bought it for me and I loved it when he came home with girly things for me. and each time I go to throw it out, I think its going to come back in fashion, boomerang- I find it too hard to let go of anything from my trip around Australia- so many amazing memories, and I feel like if I let anything go, the memory will go with it. Fairy box-well I’m not sure, its just so wonderfully tacky, seal pad - the seal is just great, its so cute, and it’s a great sized paper pad. The tiger toy should go, I don’t know why I hold on to it. actually! I do, because it technically could be considered as a part of my cat collection because a tiger is a big cat. I know I sound mad, I really cant give very good justifications for why I have so much crap in my room. But I just wont throw it out. 

TASK 9 – Rationalisations of a hoarder. Hannah. C

Amongst your possessions are there any item/s you continuously question your ownership of?

That is the story of my entire life!

1) What are they? A ‘Roxy’ handbag my mum gave me for Christmas when I was in, probably, year 7, a backpack my dad gave me in the late nineties as a child, a boomerang that was painted for me by an artist in an aboriginal community, a pad of paper with a baby seal cover, my fairy box, my tiger toy, oh and so much more stuff

2) What is it about them that makes them end up in the ‘maybe pile’ to begin with? Roxy handbag is so ugly and its pink but my mum bought it and I remember thinking it would have been really expensive even though in hindsight it probably wasn’t much at all, the other backpack, just because I’ve had it for so long each time I put it in the pile thinking eugh that thing is so nineties child, the boomerang, because I find it really weird having a boomerang in my room its so Australiana you know and I have nowhere to put it where it looks nice, well the pad needs to go- lets be honest, my fairy box because its so tacky and inconveniently sized, the tiger toy because I’m [not] a child and I need to let go of my toys [ah], 

3) What constitutes their saving grace? Roxy handbag has a cat on it and my mum bought it for me!, backpack-dad bought it for me and I loved it when he came home with girly things for me. and each time I go to throw it out, I think its going to come back in fashion, boomerang- I find it too hard to let go of anything from my trip around Australia- so many amazing memories, and I feel like if I let anything go, the memory will go with it. Fairy box-well I’m not sure, its just so wonderfully tacky, seal pad - the seal is just great, its so cute, and it’s a great sized paper pad. The tiger toy should go, I don’t know why I hold on to it. actually! I do, because it technically could be considered as a part of my cat collection because a tiger is a big cat. I know I sound mad, I really cant give very good justifications for why I have so much crap in my room. But I just wont throw it out. 

TASK 9 – Rationalisations of a hoarder. Emily C

Amongst your possessions are there any item/s you continuously question your ownership of?

So I live in a house, a little house that is so small there is no space for a dinner table. There is no space to eat dinner but I’ve managed to find space for some chairs. I have attached a selection of current chairs, I have multiples of a few of these chairs. They were all found on the street, it breaks my heart to see people throwing out such cool chairs. One day I will move into a house that can fit a table, and I will buy a table and have all my chairs all ready!

I’m very much looking forward to that day, so is my boyfriend.

TASK 9 – Rationalisations of a hoarder. Carmel. O 
Amongst your possessions are there any item/s you continuously question your ownership of?
The answer may be that I’ve never had a maybe pile. I have lead an unedited life of endless curation.

TASK 9 – Rationalisations of a hoarder. Carmel. O

Amongst your possessions are there any item/s you continuously question your ownership of?

The answer may be that I’ve never had a maybe pile. I have lead an unedited life of endless curation.

TASK 8 - Colours. Sean. R 
What is your favourite colour?
It has to be blue, of an indeterminate shade but a warm tone. The attraction might reflect my psychological temperament (calm) or simply the colour of my eyes (….!), but it has always been to blue. It probably helped a seven-year-old football enthusiast declare his allegiance to Carlton, though navy has always seemed too drab and conservative to me. So which blue? Royal blue, sky blue, turquoise, sapphire, cobalt – none of these seem satisfactory. I have an intellectual’s penchant for black, so midnight blue should fit, yet its attractions remain purely theoretical. Klein blue – well, that is just colour porn. So blue, yet a blue that does not yet exist, or has not yet been discovered. Unless you happen to know the Pantone ® number!

TASK 8 - Colours. Sean. R

What is your favourite colour?

It has to be blue, of an indeterminate shade but a warm tone. The attraction might reflect my psychological temperament (calm) or simply the colour of my eyes (….!), but it has always been to blue. It probably helped a seven-year-old football enthusiast declare his allegiance to Carlton, though navy has always seemed too drab and conservative to me. So which blue? Royal blue, sky blue, turquoise, sapphire, cobalt – none of these seem satisfactory. I have an intellectual’s penchant for black, so midnight blue should fit, yet its attractions remain purely theoretical. Klein blue – well, that is just colour porn. So blue, yet a blue that does not yet exist, or has not yet been discovered. Unless you happen to know the Pantone ® number!

TASK 8 - Colours. Sangeeta. S
What is your favourite colour? 
Yellow is my favourite colour. Close second orange, after living in Holland it kind of ruined it a bit for me. 
My good friend often refers to me as the magpie when we’re shopping. There is just something so attractive about bright colours.

TASK 8 - Colours. Sangeeta. S

What is your favourite colour?

Yellow is my favourite colour. Close second orange, after living in Holland it kind of ruined it a bit for me. 

My good friend often refers to me as the magpie when we’re shopping. There is just something so attractive about bright colours.

TASK 8 - Colours. Rebecca. G 
What is your favourite colour?
Olive-ish green: the colour of gum leaves, the colour of Australian beachside scrub that sounds like insects, the colour of my favourite cardigan, army uniforms, big fat Greek olives, and dolmades.

TASK 8 - Colours. Rebecca. G

What is your favourite colour?

Olive-ish green: the colour of gum leaves, the colour of Australian beachside scrub that sounds like insects, the colour of my favourite cardigan, army uniforms, big fat Greek olives, and dolmades.

TASK 8 - Colours. Minna. W 
What is your favourite colour?
from 1989 my favourite colour was green. i  switched to blue in 1998. now i love the colour of blue tarp. i keep  trying to find out exactly which blue that is - i prefer when the tarp  is weathered, faded lighter. it’s a similar colour to the blue of  adidas, anz bank, blue pen lids and seems a very official, proper, real  blue. it might be pantone process blue c? i read that tarp is blue  because it’s cheaper than making it white, and it has high visibility. i  like that something so cheap and ubiquitous can look so beautiful.

TASK 8 - Colours. Minna. W

What is your favourite colour?

from 1989 my favourite colour was green. i switched to blue in 1998. now i love the colour of blue tarp. i keep trying to find out exactly which blue that is - i prefer when the tarp is weathered, faded lighter. it’s a similar colour to the blue of adidas, anz bank, blue pen lids and seems a very official, proper, real blue. it might be pantone process blue c? i read that tarp is blue because it’s cheaper than making it white, and it has high visibility. i like that something so cheap and ubiquitous can look so beautiful.

TASK 8 - Colours. Nella. T 
What is your favourite colour?
My favourite colour is black.

TASK 8 - Colours. Nella. T

What is your favourite colour?

My favourite colour is black.

TASK 8 - Colours. Milly. F 
What is your favourite colour?
I have come to a turning point in my life where I’ve decided I have to admit that pink is indeed my favorite colour. Not the shade that’s in the picture particularly but pink in general. Due to this fact my team choice of colours is mint green and pink.

TASK 8 - Colours. Milly. F

What is your favourite colour?

I have come to a turning point in my life where I’ve decided I have to admit that pink is indeed my favorite colour. Not the shade that’s in the picture particularly but pink in general. Due to this fact my team choice of colours is mint green and pink.

TASK 8 - Colours. Mick. P

What is your favourite colour?

Blue, followed by white.