The MoMS collection is an ongoing archive of items acquired since the lockdown of March 2020 and is shaped by the algorithmic architecture of online shopping and directionless scrolling.
The strange, the pointless, the funny, the useless, the confusing, the wasteful: objects that emerge from despair, confusion, boredom and desire. Artefacts sourced from a new landscape of casual consumption and retail therapy: it is now possible to shop whilst in the home, at the bus stop or in the swimming pool. Through the guilt, shame and excitement of opening parcels that had travelled the world whilst we stayed at home, the collection was born. MoMS will now grow its collection carefully and in conversation with collaborators; seeking to map out a proposed ‘end point’ to our lives as defined by the unsustainable and unnecessary patterns that uphold the reality of the contemporary shopper. MoMS will make no further purchases but will acquire collection items through other means.
MoMS welcomes enquiries regarding the loan of objects from the collection and encourages suggested donations of things that tell stories of the politics and design of retail and how it has shaped our urban and online landscapes; our communities and our social identities.
The MoMS Collection