An Object Archive

A plastic basin colonizes a raffia basket.

A collection of five objects that sit between the past and the present in a changing landscape. The objects are a representation of the connection between a basket form and its plastic counterpart..

How value is applied to a practice, to objects, to cultural identity. As it happens the craft skills of the area are being lost and the traditional objects made by hand are now being substituted by modern cheap plastic ones.

This project imagines the act of a plastic basin and its counterparts colonising the traditional objects as a projection of the current social, economic and environmental landscape. Both objects merge into a representation of the relationship between the traditional and moderns objects.

An Object Archive is an archive of objects, drawings and photographs taken of the Lunda Norte region, as well as information provided by local artisans, by an expert from the local representation and the Museu do Dundo.