Overflowing with objects, cluttered and filled to the brim with identity-forming kitsch, young adult room tours on social media are seemingly the counterpoint to Kondo-culture’s manic downsizing. This video essay explores how the presence and absence of "stuff" is used to form narratives and gauge, construct and evaluate personal traits.

Rada Leu is a research assistant at the Zurich University of the Arts. She makes art and music and surfs the web.

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#roomtour, #tiktok, #materialism, #objects, #minimalism, #socialmedia, #systemofobjects #hyperabundance

It’s Only Stuff | by Rada Leu