The most direct way to describe what The Museum of Found Objects is about is to see it as an archaeology of the present. Our fascination lies in using a range of physical and cultural contexts to fuel alternative ways of seeing, and our main resources are objects. Everyday objects give us the ability to see things in a different way. They are accessible, unpretentious, and from the surface can reach deep into the hidden undercurrents of a place. They also embody major facets of a society including the economy, modes of production, and personal / cultural use. In a deliberate way, we aim to analyze the surface, or the seen in order to understand the buried or the unseen.
The Museum of Found Objects is a project initiated by artists Mirjam Linschooten (Netherlands/France) and Sameer Farooq (Canada).