TRAsh/ART

TRAsh/ART is a project in which discarded domestic appliances and other objects are rescued and hacked with the purpose of turning them into alternative tools for visual expression. 
Through this process, a toy dart gun, a robot vacuum cleaner and a hand mixer became dissident tools for artistic expression.

The images  that resulted from this experiment were informed, first and foremost, by what the "machines" could do. Consequently, each alternative image-making method responds directly to their design.

As I explore the relationship between art, medium and material, I also reflect on planned obsolescence and the role of design in planned obsolescence, overconsumption and waste.

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