"Everyone will be a was"
Lint on found objects; audio
“Everyone will be a was” alludes to abandonment, lockdown, and the passage of time as embodied by a dream-like and exaggerated accumulation of lint, dust , and hair in a comfortably worn living room interior.
Previously, my work investigated our human desire to seek memories, but what happens when we no longer wish to access certain memories?
Memories that arise– triggered by our senses – re-create and reinforce further trauma and agony. The atmospheric light and the materiality of the lint and voice recording are all integral components to the global communal sense of the passing of time, loneliness, isolation and the fear of being left behind. This state of shock now being particularly prevalent was amplified globally when COVID-19 shut down the world.