Debatable Storage Syndrome

I’ve come to notice my mother’s collection of keep-tabs (also known as the housewife’s treasured Tupperware collection), half of which remains untouched.
Knowing that there were always too many to use, I searched the house for more stacks and clusters.
It is then that I came to realize that “we” accumulated unnecessary items and kept them around over time. We got used to seeing them in their designated places until we no longer labeled them as excess, sometimes forgetting they even existed, and sometimes decorating on top of them to mark their permanence.
While some represent intimate memories, others weren’t more than un-discarded trash, but they all had a potential futuristic purpose or “raison d’être” assigned to them, a “we might need that” that helped them survive getting thrown away.
Are we afraid of losing track of time or memories? How much value can one give to things? everyday things…

Debatable Storage System was part of the "Raw Talents" group exhibition at Art Factum

"Meds & Pills", 2015
30x45cm
Edition of 7

"Cables & Chargers", 2015
30x45cm
Edition of 7

"Toys & boxes", 2015
30x45cm
Edition of 7

"Shoes", 2015
30x45cm
Edition of 7

"Childhood Books", 2015
30x45cm
Edition of 7

"Study Books", 2015
30x45cm
Edition of 7

"Phonebook Drawer", 2015
30x45cm
Edition of 7

Debatable Storage Syndrome, part of the "Raw Talents" group exhibition at Art Factum Gallery
Qarantina, Lebanon. 2015


Also Part of the Raw Talents publication

Debatable Storage Syndrome, part of the Beirut Design Week 2016 exhibition, at Notre-Dame University, Louaize, Lebanon

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