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Individuality Containers by Annelieke Holland

Individuality Containers

As national borders are being eliminated and more and more physical barriers removed from museums, zoos, banks and post offices, they keep reappearing in other places. This is because of changing ideas about protection and safety. A container can have many different appearances. It is a fence that closes off a property or domain, a border that you experience but cannot see, a fagade towards the outer world that demarcates the transition between public domain and personal possession – territoriality.
Rows of cloned objects are located at different places. Houses look alike and are petrified in the landscape. People walk by one another like bottles on an assembly line. At this level they are all identical, but inside their container, they are individuals.

Annelieke Holland