the Everyday

Posted on October 15, 2010

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Objects and notes on our thoughts can give us an intimate understanding of lived experiences. The everyday is about activities, ritual and habits – daily life and how we reflect on the world around us. I need to break this down…objects, thoughts and activities.

Objects can give us an intimate understanding of lived experiences. How do we use objects to reflect the world around us? What is an everyday object? An overlooked but important thing? How do we experience objects? Things, ephemeral objects, temporary positions and displays. How do we ‘live’ our objects?

‘The title is sometimes more important than the image itself… The banality of objects can be very meaningfulI am not into aesthetics; I am into meaning and necessityPaintings were the first transmitters… It really has something to do with having control over things…” (Luc Tuymans)

Thoughts can give us an intimate understanding of lived experiences. How do our thoughts reflect the world around us? Thoughts are internal and intimate.

Activities, rituals and habits. How do these actions reflect the world around us? Activities are carried out in spaces – I don’t think we can separate the nature of the space from the activity? A flock of birds gathering in a room? Brushing my teeth on the street?

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