About Quotidian Quiddity

Quotidian adjective

of or occurring every day; daily ordinary or everyday; mundane

Quiddity – noun

1. the basic, real, and invariable nature of a thing or its significant individual feature or features:
1.1 Philosophy. the inward nature, true substance, or constitution of anything, as opposed to what is accidental, phenomenal, illusory, etc.
1.2 something that exists, especially a spiritual or immaterial entity.
1.3 in essence, essentially; at bottom, often despite appearances: that which makes an entity what it fundamentally is, and without which it loses its identity
1.4 of the essence, absolutely essential; critical; crucial: the concept of essence originates with Aristotle, who used the Greek expression to ti ên einai (τὸ τί ἦν εἶναι) literally meaning “the what it was to be”. The phrase presented such difficulties for Aristotle’s Latin translators that they coined the word essentia (essence) to represent the whole expression.

Quotidian Quiddity (QQ) – the daily basics – QQ isn’t an object, rather it’s a set of attributes that might be applied to any of the objects in the Museum of Thin Objects allowing connections between the objects to be teased out and explored. The attributes are explained in a little more detail below.

seasonality

Exploring objects through seasonal stories and the pleasures they bring; through natural history and through exploring their connection to place through earth, water, air & fire…

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simplicity

Exploring objects through a pared down aesthetic of the essential

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savouring

Exploring objects through the senses; through stillness and the slower pleasures of life…

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silence

Using silence to explore thin objects through oblique creativity and the tangential, through the unspoken word through those activities such as reading, writing, walking and poetry that can grow out of silence.

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