Recollectometer: sheet acrylic, tube acrylic, steel, aluminum, LED lights, electronics, lace
25” x 30” x 18”
From Global Institute of Ambiguous Instruments database:
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.