I create wearable sculptures from trash and discarded materials which unfold into photo-performances and portraits. “Sharp garments for desperate shamans: carapace” addresses a series of environmental and behavioral issues. “The first one brings forth excessive consumption, large-scale production and consequently the disposal in the same proportion, and its reverberations on environmental issues. The second, behavioral, establishes a poetic dialogue between intransigence and malleability, by presenting metallic structures that behave like light fabrics”, Carollina Lauriano
This video, a photo-performance in stop-motion, presenting a monumental ceremonial mantle created from garbage and recycled materials, revolves around the theme of ecocide and imminent ecological destruction, through the overabundance of materials that reflect consumerist agendas. These works speak of absurd excess and chaos in the face of environmental devastation and the ambivalence to science demonstrated by politicians around the world. Human development is disturbing ecosystems, and this series embodies the extravagance of wearing trash as luxury simile. This luxury simile is dazzling, but cuts and scratches the performer.