Amazon Tsunami 2
European Cultrual Center Venice
Personal Structures Exhibiton
A site-specific wall installation
made of hundreds of cardboard pieces
ripped from Amazon shipping boxes.
A site-specific wall installation made of hundreds of cardboard pieces ripped from Amazon shipping boxes.
A new wave has been sweeping across the world. Millions of Amazon boxes are delivered globally every day, cluttering the world with needed and superfluous goods and gadgets. The convenient online-delivery frenzy requires huge amounts of resources, extensively using public infrastructure and creating pollution through transport and enormous packaging waste. Shopping at home might be convenient, at the same time it caters to the progressionof individual and collective separation and solitude and the desertification of city center retail shop areas, which had always been places for cultural and social interaction with fellow citizen.
In 2020 Amazon flooded the planet with 4,2 Billion packages or 800.000 packages per minute or 13.300 packages per second. Every single second.
Amazon has doubled its net revenues from 2018 to 2021 to nearly 470 billion US Dollars, while making over 33 billion Dollars profit in 2021.
The workers of the company are notoriously underpaid, under surveillance and pressured for high-effectivity, while the inventor and boss of the company Jeff Besos is now the richest man in the world. He earns the yearly salary of an average Amazon worker (28.000$) every ten seconds. A true tsunami of wealth for him and a small company elite while a tsunami of energy lost and waste created for the world. How long until the wave breaks? Or will the coast, the land, the planet break under the influx of the wave?
Humanity and technology, nature and so called civilisation, sentient living being and man-made artefact in the age of the Antropozen - these ever more co-dependent, sometimes toxic relationships are the main topics of my artistic contemplation and commenting, dropping weird and disturbing beauty while worshipping creation through artforms of digital paganism, recontextualisation rituals and creative interference.
Collecting and rearranging the material debris of the natural world and artificial industrial processes, I create objects and interventions in the public space reminding us of the fragility of our civilisatory progress and tap into the diffuse melancholy that has befallen the collective psyche of our mediated, fear-driven and highly saturated society.