The Auction

Work in progress
Video, HD, 1080 x 1920

 

Furnitures and objects amassed for decades and generations are being sold in an auction. It is held in the house of their owners. Merchants and amateurs are invading this private sphere to search, estimate and buy. The auctioneer speaks loud and clear, for some objects prices are rising quickly, others barely interest anyone. This video records the last moment they were all together as part of a common history. The images focus on their manipulation, making them silent characters charged with memories and intimacy. They seem to belong to an other time, outdated and useless, almost becoming pathetic relics.