the krank installs 500 plastic trash bags in berlin to highlight our consumerist society
 

the krank installs 500 plastic trash bags in berlin to highlight our consumerist society

‘traces’ is the latest work by artist the krank, which intends to illustrate the consequences of over-consumption in modern society. presented during the exhibition of graphicdays#14 in berlin’s x-lane venue, the 100 m2 art installation fills the space with a sea of 500 black plastic trash bags, resulting in a striking image that makes a blatant comment on the wastefulness of contemporary lifestyles. 

the krank installs 500 plastic trash bags in berlin to highlight our consumerist society designboom

trash

all images © the krank

 

 

activated by the shocking amount of trash the world produces each year – which currently stands at 2.12 billion tons – the krank has realized the art piece to express the ugly truth of how much we consume. ‘we live in a world where consuming is more substantial than reusing. we produce and consume more and more without thinking the consequences of our behaviour. we are all addicted and trapped in a modern way of living where symptoms used to be hidden,’ explains the artist.

the krank installs 500 plastic trash bags in berlin to highlight our consumerist society designboom

black sea

 

 

the bold and poetic work invites visitors to view the 500 plastic trash bags which occupy the minimal exhibition space. at night, the space glows red, evoking a feeling of peril that perfectly fits the pressing subject matter.

the krank installs 500 plastic trash bags in berlin to highlight our consumerist society designboom

installation view daytime

the krank installs 500 plastic trash bags in berlin to highlight our consumerist society designboom

close up view

the krank installs 500 plastic trash bags in berlin to highlight our consumerist society designboom

black sea at night

the krank installs 500 plastic trash bags in berlin to highlight our consumerist society designboom

installation view at night

the krank installs 500 plastic trash bags in berlin to highlight our consumerist society designboom

installation view at night

 

 

installation info:

 

installation name: traces

location: x-lane, berlin

artist: the krank

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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