6 July 2017
What happens to our electronic devices when we get rid of them? Unfortunately, several parts of our planet are the final destination of all this rubbish, becoming a landfill where the soil, water, air, flora and fauna end up all polluted. One of these places is in Ghana, ranked among the 10 most polluted places on Earth, sharing this sad honour with regions like Chernobyl.
The urban art proposal ‘Our consumption, your E-waste’ presented at the festival by the collective De Tripas Aerosol, emerges in order to combine art and social awareness about this anti-environmental reality and the need to recycle and take care of the planet. This performance will take place on 17th August from 16.00 to 20.00 in the square of the Social Forum, where they will design a large group collage as a platform to criticise what happens with most electronic devices by getting rid of them without undergoing a recycling process.
The purpose is to highlight the exploitation of the resources we make in Africa and how we leave our electronic waste while we take advantage of their wealth. Following this idea, we present this workshop of artistic recycling, where a collage with the outline of the African continent will be designed. A piece of art made of electronic devices such as cables, metal plates, electrical circuits or chips, thus doing our bit to reuse these ‘E-products’, transforming them into an artistic work.