September 7, 2011 – September 27, 2011

collaborators: Andy Sturdevant

places: 1st Floor, Natural History

Hard Catalog is a series of twelve narratives about pieces of the collection coupled with illustrations of them mounted to wood panels. Andy centered his research of the material world of Elsewhere on a dimension of objecthood that, prior to his arrival, was rarely considered this season. He dove into leads on 10 of our objects’ histories and what he found was in part personal narrative, anecdotal and deeply contextual.