Clearing the Ground
Collage made with found paper pre 1965. Common-sense objections. To begin with, everyday life does not exist as a generality. There are as many everyday lives as there are places, people and ways of life. Everyday life is not the same in Denver, in Amsterdam, in Los Angeles, in Sao Paulo, in 1965, in 1981, in 2012. In fact, what do the words mean? Whatever is repeated on a daily basis? The action of opening or shutting doors, of eating and drinking? In a first approximation, the everyday is what we are first of all, and most often: at work, at leisure, awake, asleep, in the street, in private existence. The everyday, then, is ourselves, ordinarily.