Recollectometer

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 Recollectometer: sheet acrylic, tube acrylic, steel, aluminum, LED lights, electronics, lace
25” x 30” x 18”

From Global Institute of Ambiguous Instruments database:
Function:

Through the exposure to UV light over an extended time this instrument detects residue on the selected object, be it fabric, paper, personal affects (i.e. jewelry, watch, cufflink etc.) Through a slow and complex analysis of the residue, the Recollectometer compiles a history of the object and its human interaction, identifying and decoding specific moments in time.

This instrument is the result of a collaboration between the Theoretical History and Material Physics departments at the Institute of Curiosity and Investigation. The two departments have secured funding to support a long-term study into object-memory and continue to work together to compile an archive of lost histories.

Inventory #: 2011- 08rec

The following pieces are the results from the analysis done on several pieces of lace which were found in the collection of the Fitchburg Art Museum.

Bernadette’s Collar  , ink on paper mounted on panel, acrylic paint on plexi, hardware.  12” x 24” x 1.5”

Bernadette’s Collar, ink on paper mounted on panel, acrylic paint on plexi, hardware.
12” x 24” x 1.5”

Tear Stained Lace Sample  , ink on paper mounted on panel, acrylic paint on plexi, hardware. 12” x 24” x 1.5”

Tear Stained Lace Sample, ink on paper mounted on panel, acrylic paint on plexi, hardware. 12” x 24” x 1.5”

Library Side Table Coverlet  , ink on paper mounted on panel, acrylic paint on plexi, hardware. 12” x 24” x 1.5”

Library Side Table Coverlet, ink on paper mounted on panel, acrylic paint on plexi, hardware. 12” x 24” x 1.5”