We investigate and create new forms of showcasing objects and collections. This installation contemplates the way we memorialize the act of presenting objects as pageantry and fascination.
Besides reflecting the environment around the shed, the green tinsel covering the shed acts as to mirror or to reflect the garden. It also acts as a container with a flourish, which moves with the breeze just as the natural objects do. The green tinsel gives the feeling that the structure is ready to join a parade. Inside, a series of projected images illuminates the interior of the shed. The video installation is saturated with images of green objects projected on the wall. For the viewer, the act of seeing the collection is controlled by the timing of the video, not by spending time looking at objects that draw you in, that you want to spend more time looking at and skipping over items that do not. It is an artificial way of looking rather than a natural one.
It is a collection presented in video form, rather than physical presence, both in and out of nature. It is a gathering of objects. Though some of them cannot be physically gathered, this collection does not have to be completely owned or housed by the collector. A kind of deconstructed wanderkammer, this installation shows a different way of viewing a collection, a different way of collecting.
Mimesis represents the fleeting nature of human experience, the intersection of what’s real and simulated. Ultimately, the installation is a psychological space, inviting viewers to a new understanding of the shape of all things.