My waste is your waste
These are the remains of our wealth, thrown away or left behind and assumed to be worthless.
We all produce waste, regardless where we are on the planet. From packaging waste, old textiles, electric waste and broken objects to end-of-life vehicles and discarded construction materials. These are the remains of our wealth, thrown away or left behind and assumed to be worthless. But waste can also be regarded as material, and with material one can create.
waste can also be regarded as material, and with material one can create.
My waste is your waste is an exhibition and an exchange project that shows the limitless potentiality of waste as creative and constructive material. It brings together three Dutch and three Brazilian artists and designers, who all work with neglected and found materials. They share an interest in changing the negative perception of waste and in making us aware of our common responsibility.
The artists and designers participating in My waste is your waste will temporarily work together in a 'live atelier' in Museu da Casa Brasileira. They will share their research and artistic approach on waste and investigate what they can make together. Are there different ideas about waste materials in The Netherlands and in Brazil? What are the artists' personal challenges? And how can an artistic observation on waste reverse its negative image?
Later in 2013, My waste is your waste will travel to MOTI, Museum of the Image (NL), where the live atelier's research and results will be presented in an exhibition. There the project will be concluded with a symposium that addresses the question, 'Is waste the new gold?'
Participating artists / designers:
Thiago Bender, street artist (BR)
Roderigo Bueno, visual artist (BR)
Klaas Kuiken, designer (NL)
Refunc, collective of architects and designers (NL)
Christian Ullmann, designer (BR)
Jan Eric Visser, visual artist (NL)
Mara Gama / Joanna van der Zanden
My waste is your waste is a collaboration between MOTI, Museum of the Image in Breda (NL) and Museu da Casa Brasileira in Sao Paulo (BR).
The project is generously supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Central de Cultura.