Remember the shoebox full of copies of Playboy from the 1960’s that you’d been carefully stockpiling for the soft porn library you’d always dreamt of owning, but didn’t have room for in the van? Or the childhood toy that you loved but which came second favourite and thus got left gazing forlornly out as you drove off in the passenger seat of your mum’s car?
Well Benoit Paillé’s new series looks to play with those ideas, but in a far, far more intellectual way. By taking everyday objects and placing them outside, Benoit toys with tropes of recontextualisation, and the exteriority which is necessary in order to achieve pure objectivity. If you’re not sure you want to get involved with all that though, these moody images will have you reminiscing over all the things you left behind in the hope that they might find new homes – but which probably didn’t. Want me to end on a light note? Actually, no, I don’t have one. Sorry.
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