"The banal, the quotidian, the obvious, the common, the ordinary, the infra-ordinary, the background noise, the habitual? [...] How are we to speak of these common things, how to track them down, how to flush them out, wrest them from the dross in what they are mired, how to give them meaning, a tongue, to let them, finally, speak of what it is, who we are"


– Georges Perec, Species of Spaces, 1974. 
    Photograph, Becca Voelcker, New York City 2010.