Workshop given as part of To build tiny monuments is to gather what’s there, presented by the Museum of Jewish Montreal in 2021.
In this interactive workshop, we discussed how our things – our collections, our prized possessions, our family heirlooms and our clutter – inform our senses of self. The discussion was framed around a celebration for our things and the ways in which they remind and commemorate the moments and people we hold dear. To accompany the discussion, I guided participants in creating their own temporary, found object sculptures from the “stuff” that make our spaces worth inhabiting. Participants then photographed their sculptures and we made a poster.