Mum and Me is an online blog project that presents the ongoing process of archiving and collecting within Olivia Everitt's (nee Porgand) artistic pratice.
The ongoing and evolving body of work focuses on collecting sentimental items and notions of nostalgia. The work examines how the process of archiving, labelling, categorising and editing these images within a blog format reflects upon the nature of collecting.
"Collecting is presented as the means by which the collector creates an alternative society or environment and thus justifies and makes sense of the world" - Debord.
"...objects are a language, collecting is a dialect of that language and like any language, it can be used to make many meanings" - Martin.
"...collecting is an act of production as well as consumption. Collectors create, combine, classify, and curate the objects they acquire in such a way that a new product, the collection, emerges. In the process they also produce meanings." - Gelber.
"The collector as the creator of the collection assumes the role of possessor, controller, and sometimes saviour of the objects collected. For while consumers can almost always control what they own and possess, collectors who possess an interrelated set of objects control a 'little world'." - Belk.