Collected Stones is a series of 13 short videos in which stones are thrown at, dropped onto or placed on top of a series of technologies of more recent provenance, such as a telephone, a model boat or a refrigerator. Typically, the stones emerge from these encounters unscathed, while their more delicate counterparts are covered with dents, shattered, or otherwise rendered unsuitable for their normal function. These acts of juxtaposition call attention to the fact that the stones, too, are tools. They have long histories of social usage, but they also exist on a radically different time scale, far beyond that of the human.
From my article about Jimmie Durham’s ‘Collected Stones’ in Metropolis M #3.