"matter", by Julia Merino Portillo
matter is a personal project inspired by objects and their symbolic weight. This project takes the form of an object-book and thus is formally consistent with its content. It is about generating an artefact that will live the same processes as the protagonists of this publication. Classifying them by theme, I photographed all of the personal objects that I consider priceless as though photographing items for a catalogue, and related them with Rubbish Theory by Michael Thompson, which explains the dimunition and destruction of their value to create a new meaning, changing them into objects of infinite value. The objects make up a past, a present and a future through the actions and decisions taken throughout a lifetime; it is man who prolongs and survives through them.