The Museum of Modern Art has invited Christian Svanes Kolding to contribute his work, THE THINGS WE KEEP, to their summer exhibition, TALK TO ME: DESIGN AND THE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PEOPLE AND OBJECTS.
THE THINGS WE KEEP is a two-minute exploration of the meaning of keepsakes and household objects, featuring aspects of augmented reality and tagging. The stop motion film that was hand-made with a point and shoot camera will take its place in MoMA‘s venerated spaces alongside the works of artists and designers from all over the world.
Organized by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Architecture & Design at MoMA, TALK TO ME explores the communication between people and things and is based on the assumption that contemporary objects contain information that goes well beyond their immediate use or appearance. The exhibition focuses on objects that establish an emotional, sensual, or intellectual connection with their users.
Christian Svanes Kolding is a director of films and media objects. His work focuses on the beauty and simplicity in the fleeting moments of everyday life. He is from Copenhagen and currently lives in Brooklyn.
The show opens on July 24 and runs through November, 2011.
Press enquiries regarding the show can be made to Daniela Stigh, Assistant Director, Department of Communications, Museum of Modern Art.
Websites of interest:
Film: THE THINGS WE KEEP
MoMA’s TALK TO ME exhibition
Director: CHRISTIAN SVANES KOLDING