Xiaoyu Weng’s Museum of The False

in relation to the John Smith video I posted I really enjoyed this proposal for a Museum of The False.

http://blog.sfmoma.org/2013/01/proposal-for-a-museum-xiaoyu-weng-museum-of-the-false/

I liked the idea that a depiction of something is a fiction we use to understand the world. She writes

“fabrication, falsification, and decontextualisation have constructive potential”

It made me think that when I collect material for a narrative on East London I would like to concentrate on capturing temporary moments. Not necessarily the kind of quick fleeting moments John Smith captures but the semi-permanent sites, objects and occurrences.

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