Draft Research Paper – Version 1

Naturally possessing a lifelong interest in familiar objects ordinarily overlooked and a prevailing tendency to carefully collect and attentively treasure random objects. This genuine interest has been more considerably developed after being drawn to the published book Evocative Objects by Sherry Turkle. With no outward apparent significance or specific meaning, these random commonplace objects undoubtedly possess a deep connection with our ordinary lives. When we invariably observe our potential associations with those familiar objects or thoughtfully consider what they have merely witnessed throughout the entire span of their material existence. We can subsequently identify these deeper connections we vicariously experience…

Draft Research Question and Abstract – Version 1

An Object is just an Object, or is it? Research Question A comparative examination of the selected artworks ‘Personnes’ (2010) by Christian Boltanski and ‘Present Tense’ (1996) by Mona Hatoum; in the critical context of Involuntary Memory and Collective Memory. These creative works will be objectively evaluated against the critical context of the wider theoretical concepts of involuntary memory and collective memory first introduced by Marcel Proust and Maurice Halbwachs. This Research Paper will consistently advocate the philosophical argument that personal involuntary memories can spontaneously appear through direct or indirect interaction with insignificant, inauthentic objects. Our personal associations with such…