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Found objects

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Found objects
Found objects
Found objects
Found objects
Found objects
Found objects

Content Nausea

“Content Nausea” combines an eclectic mix of found objects, collected into a narrative of personal experience and memories. These objects, like souvenirs of one's existence, serve as tools to uncover repressed memories and give new personal meanings to discarded items. This relationship with objects is deeply personal, where collecting and consuming them becomes a process of self-discovery, revisiting forgotten memories to move forward. It is important to engage in a deeper level with the things that also inhabit the space we are in. As a maker the desire of creating has always been met with the burden of the need to make something new, but in a world where there is already so much stuff is it really necessary?

Making process

In the act of collecting, Walter Mingledorff searches for the souvenirs of existence through the discarded content left over and thrown out from the large appetite of our consumption of material culture. The obsessive practice lends itself to searching through second hand shops, vintage antique stores, trash piles, and online auction sites like eBay in search of objects that have lost their original use value but still hold on to some intrinsic importance that resonates in a place of the subconscious that was once repressed. The objects that work as excavators of memories are what is important to the practice of collecting and repurposing in Walter Mingledorff’s work. By repurposing them in works of sculpture and collage they provide an opportunity to change the narrative of objects that might be deemed as worthless into valuable storytellers of cultural phenomena that not only gives them a second life but can also create an intercontextuality of our different personal stories.

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Ingredients

Found objects: wood, plastic, metal, etc anything that provokes an intrinsic response