Description of campaign/project
The idea was to recollect food out of the waste-containers of supermarkets and to find a way to give it back to the public. Many things that a are thrown away are still use- and eatable. In my social surroundings “containering” or “dumster diving” - the recollection and consumption of waste - is very common. In this installation wasted food of serveral supermarkets was collected during one night, was sorted and cleaned after that and made accecible to the public the next day. While the instalation was arranged, a lot of people came to talk with us about it. We informed them were the food is from and on the bottom of the installatinon we made chalk-discribtions to tell the people that the things are to take away for free. After 14hours almost the hole food was taken by the people.
Communication in public spaces were the public is ivolved, not only creates a endproduct people can look at. Rather it creates an interaction between artist, object and recipient, whom becomes a nesesary part of the installation .
Through this installation hopefully people are given some very concret and appreciable hints to realize that there are a lot of strange and illegitimate by-poducts and consequences of the consumption-process in capitalism.
I learned that working with a group of 20 persons can be pretty hard and is not always easally managed. I also was surprised that the public is really interested but still poorly informed about some coherences and consequences of the consumption-process in capitalism.
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It was my concept and i realized it with the help of my friends.
Burg Giebichenstein, Halle/ Saale