In the context of the term “recycling” these artists engage with questions of up-cycling, down-cycling, value, commerce, consumption, materiality, and obsolescence. They ask what it means to “make” in a world filled with the aftermath and by-products of industrial consumer culture, where e-obsolescence insists on being visible and physically negotiated in the material world – a world in which optimistic Modernist ideologies of efficiency, productivity, mass-production, and newness result in dystopic technological breakdown and ecological disaster.
With the generosity and collaboration of the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse, some of the installations are monumental and some are so small they’re barely detectable. In all cases, these objects received by the warehouse at the end of their life are re-cast, given new life and new meaning.
Organized by Yazmine Mihojevich and Penelope Umbrico, with special thanks to Christine Datz-Romero, Daniel Vargas, Troy Hanna and Anastasia Plavnicky, and all the volunteers at the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse.
*Because the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse is a working warehouse, this installation and event is ONE NIGHT ONLY
The Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse is located at 469 President Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Vendor support for this project includes: Threes Brewing; Breuckelen Distilling; Brooklyn Brine … more vendors to be confirmed.