Glory and Burden of Possessions

The exhibition consists of drawings which deal with objects a person has collected around him or her. The colour of the exhibition is grey. It’s a colour of dust and lead.

I’m studying the microcosmos of home through objects. The drawings in the exhibition depict the least of the least, collections which have been gathered into boxes, closets and other lockers for keeping. There’s a wide collection of things one might need at some point, a collection of shabby seashells whose origins have been forgotten long ago, a collection of useless wine bottle corks, etc.

I’ve become an outside observer at my own home. I’ve made discoveries about the things we carry along moving from one place to another, how objects define people and the emotional tie between people and objects. I’ve imagined the future and what will remain of us when we no longer exist.

The exhibition is also about the transformation of objects. The tableware are necessary when eating, but as soon as they’ve become a pile of dirty dishes covered with old food remains, they are useless. At the same time, they’ll turn into interesting formations. These stacks, worthless collections and little objects scattered around are fascinating because they are so human. They can be seen as a portrait of man.

Elina Katara