∞ Things (That I'm A'sayin') ∞
An investigation into untranslatability
Infinity Goes Up On Trial investigates entanglements of translation between object, language, image, artifact, and their respective relationships with ethnography, institutional systemology, and the function of the museum.
In a meshwork of referential associations, the project explores an ever-growing collection of objects, photographs, interviews and stories, brought together through an underlying code based on an undisclosed (or, barely disclosed) pop cultural icon. The text and biography served as the generative vessel for materializing objects, collecting artifacts, displays, and the absurd structural framework of the museum itself, as it were. An archaeology of language, and music.
Perhaps a ridiculous Borgesian upside-down order, a map and also a museum, a "collection" of things said, a root to encounter things and images, the structure then becomes built on the undefined.
One culmination of the project is a publication, a suggestible "catalog" of the collection, a material collection of images which sought to ask in part:
Can a catalog replace the necessity of objects in a museum?