Saturday, January 27, 2007

Domestic archaeology


0701 domestic archaeology
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
From one of the Susannah Place museum houses in Sydney. Instead of laying the table here with reproductions, they chose to use incomplete, reassembled pieces found on the site.

That's such great thinking. Despite being broken, despite being incomplete, their authenticity links you back to the house's many inhabitants. These can be a time machine as reproductions cannot.

Thank you, whoever thought of this.

2 comments:

candyschultz said...

I put up a photo of my cold and snowed under garden for you to look at when you get too warm. It is hard to believe it was lush and green just six months ago. Hope you are enjoying the sun downunder. Why is it downunder anyway? It is not under anything.

meggie said...

I agree with your thoughts on the broken dishes.
What a wonderful idea.