The Clew Registry is an art project delighting in the absurdity of attempting to resist the inevitable obscurity that awaits all but a select few of us. We cannot save, remember, or record all aspects of our ordinary lives for posterity. Thus, this project invites contributers to write down a detail, fact, characteristic, event, habit, story about themselves that would otherwise be lost time. This isn’t about revealing personal information or intimate secrets (unless one wants to!). Rather, the project is about documenting something that would be forgotten or not otherwise known--a detail that is not part of the public record or findable on the Internet. ICS asks contributers to think about the particular minutiae that accumulate in each of our uniquely led lives and constitutes our very humanity.
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