As ordinary citizens we interact and coexist with totally disparate objects on a daily basis, they’re clearly of different provenance, material, symbols and uses. However, we rarely stop to think about the story, the message, or what they represent. The purpose of using certain materials or objects is to make them visible or to share a story that might not be shown in our daily demanding attention routines.
Each object has a story and I try to listen to it. I’ve been lucky enough to have been working closely for the past few years with Antoni Miralda and Montse Guillén, two incredible human beings, and he has been conveying his love to the objects and artifacts he lives with. They represent ideas ranging from memory, colonialism, gender or rituals amongst others. We all celebrate the beauty, the ugly and the imperfections.
“Every object is a thing, but not everything is an object,” used to say the art historian Jean-François Chevrier. So I try to work with objects where I can connect with either because they are ugly, pretty, useless, weird, immoral or fascinating.