Everything I Own
2006

2.5 hr digital Audio work / Amplifier / Speakers / Packing crate

An exhuastive list detailing every item owned and accrued by an individual. A check list of all things that constitute a material life.

The project provides full transparancy of information, revealing intimate details through a check list.
Taken from a formal list for migration the list also constitutes a form of identity.

We hear the recording of the artists voice extremely fatigued emminating from the crate, worn out, attempting to recount every single thing at a point of sheer exhaustion.

Intended to be overwhelming the work captures the absurdity and excess of things one actually owns. The items that we register and locate our sense of self and belonging through. Items we must account for in various capacities.

The work points out the preposterous amount of belongings we seem to need in contemporary urban life and by extension highlights the mania of consumption. (from the Micro to the Macro), everything I own recounts all parts. Simply listing one instance the components of a far more vast and immesnse living machine.

 

 

• One global chef’s knife
• One fury carving knife
• one paring knife
• one sheffield steel bread knife
• one breville stainless steel kettle
• one breville toaster
• one tin of golden circle sliced beetroot
• one jar of mustard
• one jar of anchovies
• two tins of coconut cream
• one bag of bread
• one tin of pumpkin soup
• four stainless steel containers
• coffee tea
• one jar of Tasmanian leatherwood honey
• two boxes of rooibos tea
• one pack of dried seaweed crackers
• three large tins of diced tomatoes
• two small tins of baked beans
• one tin of boysenberries
• one tin of raspberries
• one tin of baked beans
• three packs of miso soup
• one jar of Vit B tablets
• one jar of Zinc tablets
• 2 packs of rice crackers
• one heat n serve pack of paneer
• two bottles of olive oil
• stainless steel containers
• five boxes of redhead matches
• one yellow enamel pan
• two stainless steel large cooking pots
• one powder coated set of shelves
• one stainless steel thermos flask
• two cork heat mats for pans
• four pieces of red wool Utzon carpet
• one wooden fruit bowl
• one Japanese pumpkin
• one plastic money tree
• three rubber goldfish
• one small astronaut figure
• one britain’s toys mini
• one cardboard file container
• cookbooks:
The enchanted broccoli forest
CWA cookbook
• Eight stainless steel teaspoons
• Twelve forks
• Four sets of chopsticks
• Five spoons
• Two steak knives
• Eight ikea table knives
• One bamboo spoon
• Two sets of barbecue tongs
• One bottle opener
• One plastic spatula
• One patisserie basting brush
• One Breville blender
• Pack of four lightbulbs
• One 75W lightbulb
• One 100W lightbulb
• Two clear 75W lightbulbs
• One 40W clear lightbulb
• Five packs of incense:
• Sandalwood
• Frankincense
• One box of Tiger mosquito coils
• Photo Shot of the sky from an airplane
• One pack greaseproof paper
• One box of aluminium foil
• One box of cling wrap
• Two boxes of sandwich bags
• One large box of redhead matches
• Nine teatowels:
Four orange
Two gingham
Three pink and white cotton
Two plain white cotton
One old with floral motif
One with rebes viking motif from denmark
• One small bottle of rum
• One bottle of moonshine brewed in Sydney
• One bottle of champagne
• One bottle of beer
• One tonic water
• One bottle of Japanese sake
• One bottle of red wine vinegar
• One bag of wakame seaweed
• One silver pan scourer
• One green scrubbing brush
• Two black turned nylon bowls
• Four white ikea cups
• One glass drinking glass
• One stainless steel cutlery drainer
• Three spoons
• Four knives
• Three forks
• Three teaspoons
• Three stainless steel pans with lids
• Two ceramic white plates
• One stainless steel dish rack

Etc and so on listing all belongings and possessions.