DIY Manual for Falling in Love with Objects
'Getting to know you'
Heloise Godfrey-Talbot attempts to communicate with an object in the National Museum of Wales after hours. The 10 min film is humourous, poignant and revealing of our human need to construct and transfer meaning to 'things'.
As humans we name and gender our possessions, have meaningful relationships with objects that last decades and when some objects break we feel it as a violence and mourn their loss. There is something playful but also somehow profound and even democratic about trying to communicate with the ‘things’ that are generally seen as
designed to ‘serve’ us. Objects outnumber us humans - why not try and communicate with them?