I have been collecting used kitchen sponges from short term apartments for the last 1,5 years. It is a pity that this kind of material ends up in the rubbish. Τhe synthetic materials that they’re composed of continue to release dioxins and formaldehyde into soil and the atmosphere. Every sponge has its unique color from its use by different people that stayed in each apartment. These are the results of few experiments I did during our stay of the lockdown.
Last year we ( me and my girlfriend ) were in Serifos for REMAINS
This is a sample of our waste for about 8 days including Kimolos and Milos
Most of the garbage are plastic bottles since you can't drink tap water on most greek islands and probably none. The rest are food packages from mini markets and take away shops.
I kept 2/5 of the waste to document it and to remind myself to make less.
Exhibition views from the group show ''City Dwellers'' with Yassonas Megoulas and Marilia Kolibiri at AG18 Gallery in Vienna that will be running till the end of April 2020
Thank you Michael, Margot, Phillip and David for everything.