Act I: What is a Collection?
My Jewelry Collection, 2021
collection of jewlery, video. 9min 54 sec.
Jamie's Childhood Eraser Collection, 2021
10 photographs of rubber eraser collection
Words from the artist:
As a volunteer examining the AMS Permanent Collection, I was reminded of my childhood eraser collection. Like the Permanent Collection, my erasers were currently in storage with a thin layer of dust. As a child, the acquisition phase was the most active and rewarding, I loved tracking how many erasers I had on a ledger on the front of the box. Looking through the collection, I feel zeitgeist for my childhood. The erasers are like ethnographic objects of the 1980’s; the representation of aliens was different then, the computers, calculators and cassette tape erasers are now old school and obsolete. But now what do I do with this box of objects, what purpose do they serve? Why is the AMS collection titled Permanent? Is my collection a permanent collection, semi-permanent, temporary?