The “will to objectify” as Breton quotes, which grants objects an autonomous existence free of intellectual abstraction and practical use and yet filled with the intensity of whatever made us experience them as unique and alive.
During the ‘Where are we now” festival an interactive event resulting in a 5 minute documentary was devised, prompting people to bring in an object and comment upon it. This resulted in an intriguing insight on objects, and object identity. Participants scoped the sentimental, metaphysical, psychological archaeological and interrelated nature of objects. Occasionally referring to a person or an audience as an object. Or a work of art. Or even made observations on how objects appear and transform through their reflection on mirrors, or how they can be used to familiarize, exclamate, moderate reason, physicality and dream. These statements took on the form of objects in the video, to construct a commune entity, a geography of a commune collective object. It is an empirical study on the conception of perceiving, and translating perception, through the course of observing the object, and justifying choice.