Joby Williamson has been collecting discarded post-it notes on a daily basis for ten years. What began as a casual observation has evolved into a committed process of ‘i-spy’.
Scribbles, jottings, shopping lists, aides-mémoire, notes of endearment, phone numbers, announcements, ideas and doodles: these scraps of paper, seen en masse, form an anthology of personal and working lives, ranging from the prosaic to the profound.
We presented What Have You Forgotten? as an ongoing archaeological project. Like an insect collection, hundreds of post-it notes were suspended in time, as if Williamson had pressed the ‘pause’ button to provoke awareness of these small, tossed-away pieces of paper.
What Have You Forgotten? with text by Nicolas de Oliveira and Nicola Oxley, and Rosie Pedlow, accompanies the show.