The Democracy of Objects Project

On one of my many ritual walks around the St. Henri hood (Sud-Ouest, Montreal), I’d come across an array of objects scattered along the streets, alleyways or in someone’s backyard. Some of these objects were still intact and recognizable, while others were in the process of partial decay – still hinting as to their past purpose.


Democracy of Objects

Ordinarily, upon hearing the word “object”, the first thing we think is “subject”. Our second thought, perhaps, is that objects are fixed, stable and unchanging, and therefore to be contrasted with events and processes. The object, we are told, is that which is opposed to a subject, and the question of the relation between the subject and the object is…

Red Steel | Trois-Rivières, QC | 2013 | John Naccarato

The Spaces We AR: St Henri

“… the privatisation of the public realm, through the growth of ‘private-public’ space, produces over controlled, sterile places which lack connection to the reality and diversity of the local environment, with the result that they all tend to look the same. They also raise serious questions about democracy and accountability. But perhaps most worrying of all are the effects on cohesion, battered by the creation of atomised…

The Frame, Naccarato, 2013

The Conversation (Part 01) Ritual Gestures

The act of observing or interacting via technological devices generates repetitive gestures. We use these gestures to access our technological devices. Over time, these gestures become recognizable actions intertwined with our personal, social and cultural identity. They become part of our everyday rituals… Read More  Performers (in order of appearance): Teoma Naccarato, Jesse Herbert, David Daly, John Naccarato and  Marie Bourassa. Public Intervention…

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Digital Landscape Series: The Horizon

The Digital Landscape Series: The Horizon is made up of 14 digital plates (versions). They were shot with my HTC Desire (Android Phone) in the Eastern Townships, Quebec (2013). I’ve long held an interest regarding Landscape. I had explored it extensively through the oil paintings which I created between 1995 to 2005. Although the digital medium does not have the same…

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