WASTELAND is a collaborative installation exhibition featuring emerging artists Ka Ian Hoi, Rita Castanheira, Pui Pui Ip, Lelia Byron, Xiao Jing Li and Yao Yao YU.
The artists respond to the sensationalism in urban life, contemporary spirituality, environmental issues and the destructiveness of progress in modern society. The participating artists explore the possibilities to consciously engage in society, with an effort not to become the object of others' engagements.
Fast fashion > made faster, cheaper and poorer quality to keep up with demand > discard quicker > second largest generator of pollution on earth > landfill at developing countries > workers are paid pitifully > slave labour >chemical dyes on the fabrics > harmful to workers > environmental disaster e.g. water pollution
The abandoned fabric/clothes are transformed into teru-teru bozu which represent a Japanese monk who desires for fine weather/ future on the following day.
The fashion weather is sick.
We extract, produce, consume, discard.
Can you make tomorrow a better day?