The folks over at Significant Objects are bringing a whole new meaning to the words, “found objects.”
The curators find a bunch of objects (for under $2) at garage sales, thrift stores, on the street, etc., then commission a writer to invent a story about the object–giving it a history, a life, a past, a “significance.”
Then, the objects are sold on e-bay.
I like it. I’ve sort of always loved found things. Re-appropriated, re-made, re-contextualized.
John Cho is featured in Asian Pacific Arts and talks about how he used to be an English teacher during the day and act in plays at East West Players at night. Kal Penn quit his sweet gig on House to work as Associate Director in the Office of Public Liason for Obama’s administration.
It seems to be our imperitive as Asian Americans to be overachievers.
Or to die trying.
Me, I’m more of an underdog than an overachiever. But my nose, oh yeah, it’s to the grindstone.