Inventory

Inventory (after seven months of travel) 1, 2 and 3. These representations of attachment in travel are paired with audio interviews exploring human interaction with objects. This audio piece, Freedom and Attachment is a preliminary representation of the findings from interviews collected between November 2012 and February 2013, documenting the physical attachments of people displaced from their homes, either by choice -through travel, study or ex-patriation, or by force -through incarceration and currently residing at the Allegheny County Jail. While common categories of possession seem to emerge in both pools of data -sentimental objects, practical objects, imaginary objects- the pairing of these two distinct categories of interview, relocation with or without agency, implies relationships between privilege, wealth, agency, cultural background, as well as individual motives and coping strategies for the emotional experience of displacement.