This site is about an indeterminate array of objects that encircle and define us.

I began this archive in order to part with each object. Researching each item’s history is a way to begin an extended funeral prayer, illuminating rituals and tragedies embedded in objects in a precarious world. From the over-extraction of the earth, to the working conditions of the makers and distributors, to the chemicals that enter the air and water affecting everyone, each object is embedded with trauma.  After the item is archived I add it to a bundle. The courses of these bundles continue to be traced as they now face their own circulation.

Mary Mattingly is an artist based in New York City.
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