interview with a chair (and other forgotten dialects of ordinary things)

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These migrating objects which wash up in our homes have different histories, the consequence of the ebb and flow of daily life penetrating the imaginary. They are the discrete heroes of a modern romance whose destiny leads to the dustbin by way of the vacuum cleaner. Documents to be thrown away without commentary, no flowers or wreaths.

– Daniel Spoerri, An Anecdoted Topography of Chance

A publication Interview with a chair (and other forgotten dialects of ordinary things) is a wider research on the practical and poetical vocabularies extracted from everyday objects around us. The communication between human beings and objects includes collaborative practices, shared memories, variety of silences, measurement of everyday rituals, (dys)functionality. To give an impression, the first chapters of the book are included in the following pdf:

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