Intimacy and Mutable Contingency, 2017-2018



Differentiating from the analogue collection, through the application of a methodology of sort of sociological research sampling survey, the content of garbage bins positioned in the individual and the public sphere is presented in the image representation in which the reconfiguration of viewing patterns of the everyday residues is implicated and embedded. Each abandoned object carries the thrower’s private experience, in a sense, each photograph satisfies the voyeuristic desire into the other’s private life; similarly, the accumulation of residues also forms the collective memories. These intimate fragments with the characteristic of a mutable contingency, which constituted the internal of each garbage bin, are implying a possibility of being covered and reconstructed by the others that compose the aggregation mutually. Each fortuitous encounter with every distinctive object within the container is an intimate connection with other people, which is a highly idiosyncratic perception that takes into account an extent to which the content is formed irregularly. By the process of photographic image-making, that visual narrative of a certain kind of privacy situated inside the bin is revealed and re-examined to create a highly subjective personal experience with the discarded. The inevitably restricted context that is subordinated to the incoherent individual instance, which is embodied via the assortment of remnants in everyday life — the garbage, those that necessarily to be disposed of, those omnipresently hidden encounters, that uncertain intermediary agent of the neglected intimacy of both the individual and the collective.