Object Therapy is the latest project in Hotel Hotel’s Fix and Make program. It culminates in an exhibition of 30 broken objects that have undergone therapy – treated and ‘creatively’ repaired by a designer or artist.
Object Therapy encourages us to rethink our consumption patterns and re-evaluate the broken objects that surround us. It explores the role of repair in our society and its possibilities.
The project has been developed in collaboration with Dr. Guy Keulemans of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Niklavs Rubenis of the Australian National University (ANU) and is an investigation into the culture of ‘transformative’ repair as practiced by local, interstate and international artists and designers.
In May this year members of the public submitted broken or damaged objects for possible repair. From the 70 submissions, 30 objects were selected including furniture, ceramics, household appliances, textiles, sentimental objects and, unexpectedly, one human. The broken objects were then handed over to a designer or artist for creative repair.
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