How and why do we collect? Who collects? What comprises a collection?
What compels us to accumulate, classify, arrange, display, and preserve? What are the physical, emotional, social, and mystical registers of collecting?
Where does collecting and hoarding overlap, and diverge?
What of this de-cluttering trend; what of the Internet and access to highly specific items; what of data and encryption; what of tiny houses; what of mp3s; what of vinyl records…
The other day, Martha Rosler talked about the sadness of forgetting that you've forgotten. When you can't remember what was even there before, so much that you forget that there was ever a question of what was there, because you've forgotten.