Clarinda Mac Low, Chris Prentice, Nancy Valladares, Barbara Morris
Domestic Objects of Distant Contexts
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You are greeted by three distinct objects.
A picture frame, a lamp, and a coffee table.
Look closely, as several observations might arise. You might discover the frame appears to be faulty and in need of leveling. Or you might find the lamp a little odd, with its lampshade listing at an unfamiliar angle. Perhaps, you might even notice the glass surface of the coffee table, held at a tenuous incline.
But we invite you to not only step in, but to also settle down.
Rest upon the gentle cushions, and take your time upon the reclined chairs. Observe further. Listen closely. If you do, you might catch the slight sound of a steady squeak from the frame as it shifts its position. Or you might find the lamp no longer listing to the right, but at an angle directly opposing the inhabitant in the chair. Perhaps, you might even notice the humming beneath the glass surface of the table, as it settles in to an even more rousing incline.
And finally, we welcome you to ponder over what these movements actually represent: The fluctuation of data.
Data not explicitly about ourselves, but about the invisible occurrences around us we often miss and fail to consider. Whether they be about geological occurrences, our consumption, or presiding inequalities, Domestic Objects of Distant Contexts looks at the qualities manifested in data and invites you to dwell with them as a more intimate way of understanding the world around us.