Study the Stars Tonight

Blank cut-out address forms slide into the frame. A broken pair of sunglasses, small notebooks, a volunteer work journal – a mix of personal effects and junk is revealed piece by piece, sketching out their owner, a child from the 1940s. What can objects tell us about the past and what are the limits of that knowledge? The film is an outline of a new form merging art and scholarship, focusing on the history of material culture, our notion of history and on the ways we use the past.


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