WASTE OF OUR TIME? AT ARoS PUBLIC

HAPPENING / INTERACTION / COMMISSION

I was commissioned by ARoS Public at ARoS Art Museum to create a series of happenings in relation to the exhibition ‘Tomorrow is the Question’ that dealt with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Waste of Our Time? was 5 experiments of social, aesthetical waste sorting. I invited the visitors at ARoS to sort waste from a long conveyer belt together. It was sorted into aesthetical and subjective categories such a colour, shape, memory and affection. Putting waste sorting into the context of an art museum is an exploration of the possibilities in involving citizens in new and sensorial ways of looking at and dealing with discarded materials. This created a dynamic, open space for exploring value, memory and pleasure in relation to resources, production, consumption and waste. 

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