However, there seems to be a deliberate initiative from ‘western’ economies to dump what is no longer needed into ‘third world’ economies. The life span of these products is very short and they soon end up as waste.” Most of these second hand goods and Chinese products come by sea in the shipping containers that are used as exhibition spaces for KLA ART 012. Making use of two of these containers, one on top of the other, Xenson creates an overwhelming sea of plastics and non-biodegradable waste that pours from the double story height onto the ground below.
Xenson’s project is a formidable reference to hegemonic power relations within the global market. It draws attention to the potential double sided character of charity and challenges the contemporary culture of consumerism.
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