TOTAL WASTE is the first chapter of ENBYX, a DIY fashion/print media project about (self-) sustainability, represented by a Trojan unicorn logo. It is an investigation into the ecological and social failures in contemporary art systems of production and distribution.
TOTAL WASTE includes a limited edition, numbered and stamped, self-published risograph artist book, print and silkscreened t-shirt.
The reader, with the help of a smartphone, watches the front cover of TOTAL WASTE burning in flames. This augmented publication can be read in different ways: the virtual destruction of the desired object, the wasteful burning of the artwork similar to the incineration of surplus fabrics in fast-fashion, etc.
TOTAL WASTE playfully addresses the paradox of being a gender non-conforming artist in a capitalist society. It asks if art can exist autonomously from the market by not reproducing or being enmeshed in the very structures it critiques.
TOTAL WASTE is a satire in which language, identity, body, politics, nature and love are turned into commodities out of necessity and survival. It uses ambivalence and paradox to challenge the cis-tem’s appropriation of the art of queer and trans* people while erasing their lives.
TOTAL WASTE reflects the contradiction that queer people face: a simultaneous invisibility or non-existence, and a hypervisibility that is too much for this world.
TOTAL WASTE envisions an alternative form of queer collectivity in fashion that is radical, decentralized, transformative and healing.
Concept & making: Yaron Maïm
Risograph printing: Drucken3000
Performance: kAZ & Yaron Maïm
Video: Ayshe Kizilçay & Elene Naveriani
Video editing: Ayshe Kizilçay
Photo: Neige Sanchez
Special thx to Clovis, Justine Giliberto & Fu.
ENBYX 2019. CC BY-SA 4.0 WE*AR DANGEROUS.