4. Archive of Broken Relationships





Archive of Broken Relationships / 2019


            A close collaboration with Art Director India Warden (Something Studio), it’s origins start an interest in archivism; archivism as a way of storytelling. Most archives (museums) are a narrative decided by a privileged few, however in recent history we have seen this order challenged. I found the ‘objects of broken relationships’ to be a collection everyone could participate in. It’s subject matter explores ‘humaness’ centered around romantic relationships. This emotional weakness/issue is fundamentally human; regardless of race, wealth, gender or sexuality a breakdown in romantic relationships will be experienced by all. This was confirmed when I made an open call for objects in our local community, many people responded with photographs of the objects and stories that went with them. 
  
Mark