11 Selected Collections
Installation by Pet van de Luijtgaarden
Pet collects collections, compulsively so. For Mediamatic, he presents 11 of his most beloved collections in the winter installation of the Serres Séparées.
Collecting is a timeless practice. The value of a collection can be determined by demand and supply, completeness, or rarity. Valueless objects thus gain significance, and the act of collecting gives them value. The collection is a self-portrait or even the identity of the collector. But when does instinctive hunter-gatherer behavior turn into obsessive consumption?
Who is the curator here? Who is the hoarder?