Own it

OWN-IT.US (A work in progress)

Uploading a decade of objects a day.

I began this archive in order to part with each object. Researching each item’s history is a way to begin an extended funeral prayer, illuminating rituals and tragedies embedded in objects in a precarious world. From the over-extraction of the earth, to the working conditions of the makers and distributors, to the chemicals that enter the air and water affecting everyone, each object is embedded with trauma.  After the item is archived I add it to a bundle. The courses of these bundles continue to be traced as they now face their own circulation.

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Every technology comes with its own accident  – Paul Virillo