Everyone has at least one of those objects, you know the one, the thing that is pretty useless but for some reason you just can’t get rid of it. Every time you clean out your house somehow it survives the cull.
I have many, many objects like this. Things I just can’t bring myself to throw away. Like many girls, given the opportunity I would have a wardrobe full of shoes! Except mine might look a little different to what you might imagine a shoe wonderland to look like, there are no pristine boxes or glossy high heels. No, mine are old, a bit grotty and unusable unless you like cold, wet feet.
My Bertie’s. I actually have an older, grottier pair of shoes, but I have a particular soft spot for these. They have survived even the strictest of spring cleans. I would have even more old pairs of unusable shoes if I had more space, and my mum hadn’t thrown several pairs away when I was living with her. My poor nine west school shoes *sob*.
Who knows why I have a strange attachment to these? Perhaps they have too much character for me to say goodbye. Maybe they have too many stories to tell? Either way I’m glad I hung on to them, because I am going to use them as a starting point for a new project. For this project I need people like you!
Do YOU have such an object or objects? I want to know about them. I am looking for people who are willing to show me their ‘I just can’t get rid of them’ objects, have themselves and these objects photographed (preferably in the place they are generally kept) and have a conversation about these objects.
This information will then be used as a starting point or directly as part of an installation that will take place later on this year.
If you are interested in being a part of this project, or know someone who is please contact me HERE with the Subject 'My Object'
For practical reasons I am mainly looking for people within the UK but if you are outside the UK and are interested please contact me and we can discuss options for getting involved.