PROCESS: Repurposed ashes and kiln slag from BOFA waste-to-energy plant, wedge into recycled clay. The tubes are extruded, and joined together to a hollow structure. The yellow glaze is made by lowering the melting point of the same clay body, the mixture is placed between the tubes and expands beyond its original form when fired to 1260 °C. The ceramic structure is covered with silver leaf after the firing. The frame is welded and coated with silver spray-paint.
The Wasteland Project is nonfinite project in which Annelie Grimwade Olofsson collect and experiment with industrial byproducts and waste materials through a combined process of theoretical research, applied experimentation and artistic narration, in the creation of objects, which challenges our perception of material value and the human role as consumer.
Since the industrialisation of human society, humankind has become a geological force to be recon with, evidently capable to rival those of Earths own systems. As the global population increases so does the consumption of goods, and the creation of waste, which threatens earths ecosystems and by default our own existence.
The objects can be seen as material manifestations, unlike theoretical works that discuss but do not create Anthropocene objects.
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