Stone's Monologue

installation, text

Stone's Monologue pdf

A collection is a number of things collected or assembled together. Collecting includes seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing.

Everybody collects something. All the time. Repeating the action again and again. Some do it consciously and some without thinking too much about it. As a child, you collect things, stones, shells and other treasures. In these small rituals of gathering things around oneself, we learn how to form our own world, tell a story about ourselves and the world that surrounds us.

What is the relation between collecting/collections and storytelling? Can collecting be a way of writing with objects to tell a certain narrative? And if so, then how do the objects form a story and what do they tell?

Usually the subject of collecting is perceived from a perspective of a collector. What a collection can tell about a person who collects or what the collector wants tell through his/hers collection? The text is written from a stone’s perspective addressing the collector.