What do I own? Where can I find these things? When do I use them, and what is their value? I made two thick books about his possessions, called 1397 on 13,82 m2. 1397 different kind of objects, in a room of 13,82 square meters. I observed that many objects are too valuable to throw away, but of too little importance to make prominently available.
As a follow-up of ‘1397 on 13,82 m2’ I designed a series of chests of drawers that ensured that there would be a new meeting with forgotten possessions. One of the chests of drawers has long drawers that stuck out for example, you have to choose which things are visible or forgotten possessions will become visible again. Using the version with shallow drawers entails trying on and measuring when putting away your possessions. Another has drawers of almost two and a half meters deep, so things will definitely get lost.
At the back of the drawer
In or out of sight
Who controls whom? How is this control nourished? What if the urge to control turns into control madness or control loathing? Sanne Van Wersch and me researched the controlled society. Sanne looked at the social aspect of control: The human being and its behaviour. I had a methodical approach and focussed on our interaction with appliances. The analysis that resulted from their discussions was visualized in a series of eight sections.