Latex gloves, helium.
Artistic intervention for the seminar "Objects and Affects: Artists and the Ethnographic Archive" at the Research Center for Material Culture in Leiden (NL).
The rubber gloves allow the researchers to interact with the ethnographic archive. Once inflated they lose the original function, turning from passive into active objects, floating in the space as a cheerful counterpart to the dense speculations around material culture.
Photos by Josje Hattink