“This website is a combination of the museums we have completed, and a platform for communicating the new collaborations we are making with various organizations, cultural instructions, and residencies.
The most direct way to describe what our work is about is to see it as an archeology of the present. By using objects as our main resources, we aim to fuel alternative ways of seeing across a broad range of physical and cultural contexts.
Everyday objects give us the ability to see things in a different way.
They are accessible, unpretentious, and from the surface can reach deep into the hidden undercurrents of a place. In a deliberate way, the museum of found objects aims to analyze the surface or the seen in order to understand the hidden or the unseen.
Our work is also highly site specific. through a rigorous process of collecting interpreting, and presenting, new insight pops to the surface challenging existing structures of knowledge within the contexts we are working within. The final form of each museum engages in a direct conversation with the specific ideas at play, be it a museological critique, a re -ordering of a city, or a political comment on the socio-cultural dynamics of a place.”
Sameer Farooq (Canada/United States)
Mirjam Linschooten (France)