Date of release: 2019-02-15
“We live in a bulimic culture. On one hand the totally commercial society that constantly makes sure that we feel rather miserable all the time with the only cure saying BUY! And on the other hand the recurring advice to get rid of things and live minimalistic as if the deeper meaning of being human is hidden in that action.”
In The Thing About Belongings Helena von Zweigbergk examines our relationship with our stuff From a very personal perspective, she asks what we seek in our belongings: if they are important to acquire and if they possess some spiritual value. Together with an artist and a photographer she turns her home inside out, reflecting on the stories and memories her belongings carry, but also the emotions they provoke, like shame and comfort.
The images in the book resemble those from an archeological excavation revealing so much about the time we live in, our social needs and collecting impulses.
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