Åsa Elmstam, 2018, Sweden

Things 20; Things 21

Most of my work is about political issues. My project “Things” have been with me for many years. It focuses on overconsumption.

We buy more and more, even though we talk about climate change ending the world, as we know it. The market always needs to increase their sales in order for the world’s economy to work. New seasons bring new trends, for your home, for your body, for your identity, for your status – out with the old in with the new. This is a source of great anxiety for me, not only because I worry about our future, but also as a “maker” myself I am part of the consumerism food chain.