Does "channel" in the provided context mean "to produce and consume"?
Anand assumes that the objects she has gathered together constitute a material culture of urban life that is both banal and deeply historical. The land or soil continues to support the human histories that ferry back and forth across it; many of these human histories go undetected, moldering under layers of other objects and material in a landfill. Perhaps Anand makes a plea for us as viewers to consider making more conscious commitments to the objects that flow through our lives and that possibly contain the meaning of our existences, which should not merely be a function of how much of this stuff we can channel. It is a plea for a slower and more deliberate way of living with the objects we have around us (Art and politics by Claudia Mesch).