A System of Objects
Publication, diploma project. The work A System of Objects thematizes our relationship to the everyday objects that surround us and the tension between authenticity and staging. I created a moment of irritation by taking single objects out of the system and changing, deconstructing and defunctionalizing them. Through the absurdity of the objects I built and staged, our perception is disturbed. Questions about functionality, decoration, representation and originality in the private sphere are being aised. All those objects are photographed either on a white background or in a „natural“ surrounding, making clear that there is a difference in how we categorize them. The publication becomes one of these strange objects itself, a huge DIN A2 format that demands alternative ways to handle and store. The (sub)titles are based on the 1968 book The System of Objects by sociologist Jean Baudrillard.