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Unbelongings 2001

Machintosh Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

Found objects or unbelongings are transformed to devise a map of a different society. They’re are physical and realistic as well as metaphysical and poetic reflecting the situation of social values- the life around us.

These unbelongings: lost, thrown away, and refused, neglected, discarded, migrated objects; speak of their past history (each object has a background, first they are brand new goods then they become possessions accessible to few, subjected often to intimate and repeated use, then, as waste, they’re scarred by use but available again) seeming to be unknown at first but different meaning can be read into the pieces eventually. Juxtaposing the personal with the anonymous, it’s an attempt to extend the parameters of the map metaphor to the other facts of life