Between Order and Disorder

Between Order and Disorder in Borland Project Space, Penn State University, 2018

Between Order and Disorder is an ongoing project that reexamines the concept of the wunderkammer and contemplates the relationship of re/collected objects as collections are made and unmade. Between Order and Disorder began in 2018 as a summer residency in Borland Project Space at the Pennsylvania State University with the intention to create a collaborative cabinet of curiosities in the project space turned lab, classroom, office, and studio. Purposefully, the project was never static, and the space was in a state of being-made throughout the 14-week residency and 2-week exhibition. The closing reception indicated a transition to the project becoming unmade. To unmake the project, objects in the collection were de-accessioned, given away, and otherwise dispersed. Some items remain together, but most items were re/collected by visitors and participants, free of charge.

The project continues as a website and Instagram account, and it will manifest tactility as new venues are pursued.