This project was created in response to an invitation to gather dust from Latrobe University Museum of Art collection. My initial apprehension of the space was that the dust which coated the artworks in the storeroom, gave the appearance of abandonment (death). In order to return agency (life) to the collection I asked: what is it that I can do here to resurrect and/or question the collection? This resulted in multiple works: a series of framed dusty rags that attest to the task undertaken to care for and clean the collection; a video recording me performing the task of looking at each work in one aisle of the storeroom; and an installation of dust gathered from the site, a mono print of the transfer paper used to create the cardboard stencils and the dust archive.
The video of the looking performance can be viewed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgj534KjPXQ