© 2019  Valeria Lopez Torres

 

TRAsh/ART

mixed media: hacked domestic appliances, and discarded objects, acrylic paint

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. 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.