The aim of Object Abuse is to create a collection of re-imagined objects which highlight not only how everyday items can be recycled into something new but also how we think differently when we work with our hands and how physical interaction creates new ideas over and above working through concepts on screen. The idea of remoulding, rebuilding and reconstructing objects appeals to me as it reminds me very much of my childhood. As a child I used to save my lunch money and go to the markets and buy as many things as I could with the money I had. I would also collect anything else I found on my journey to and from the markets. I would go into the kitchen and pour spices into things I bought, wrap and cut fabric and decorate my room with it. The sense of looking at objects in a different way is quite inspiring as it makes you question your own creative capacity of thinking beyond the bubble we sometimes trap ourselves in. It is this reason why I find Object Abuse quite interesting as it gives you insight to how people think their minds, hand and allows you to see their perception of the world around us.
33 artists and designers worked their hands to change objects into a new item that you can view throughout September at KK Outlet and it is part of London Design Festival and the ICON Design Guide and all the proceeds going to St Monica’s of Hackney Primary School Art Department.