Because of the ongoing pandemic, many of us are now not just sleeping and relaxing at home, we basically do everything inside our four walls - working, meeting with friends and family, watching movies, working out… you get the point.
Driven by boredom, anxiety and lack of new impressions in our everyday routine of social distancing we start to pay more attention to our homes and all the objects we have been bringing into it for years. In some ways, clutter and mess get linked to negative emotions like confusion or tension while an organised spaces tend to produce a sense of well-being.
When some people are feeling overwhelmed or stressed out, they might go for some physical exercise or mindfulness practices, but for others giving the shelves a quick dust, wrapping the countless cables or even re-organising the closet may be just as beneficial for their mental health. As they say: whatever floats your boat!
Inspired by this kind of coping mechanisms this project connects experience of discovering and reorganising your stuff in real space to the digital one in search for “clutter aesthetics”. H!oarders is a digital space to observe, organise and play with 3D scans of real objects found in our living spaces. Sorting by colour, picking only the favourite ones, limit the time to find pieces worthy of the scan or just building pointless clouds of crap – you set the rules and decide how to follow them.