HOARDIN OFFENDERS. My memories will never die #02
New York, NY 2012
The project: an observation of socio-behavioral phenomenon, the compulsive accumulation (disposophobia) from 1940s. There are more than 2 million estimated compulsive accumulators in the United States. The windows acquire a new function, a curtain through which the man possessed by his objects can be observed; a more individualistic interpretation is possible , as to the concept of identity and self-memory. Memory vs oblivion. Remember means selecting pieces, moments in one’s life. And Barone / Conte’s “hoarders” are a bit like Borgers’ Ireneo Funes who remembers everythingt, and eventually will be paralyzed by the huge amount of his memories. And both in this project and in Borges the physical paralysis becomes an existential metaphor.
39,4” – 100 CM H 59” – 150 CM L Edition of 5