︎︎︎ Works


Theaterplatz - Weimar

    One of the most daunting issues facing the world is the mounting waste problem which impairs public health, pollutes the environment and threatens our lives. The quantity of garbage we generate reflects the amount of new products we buy. The consumption choices we make as individuals and as a wider community, result in a significant impact on the natural environment. This project aims to bring this crisis to the stage in a dramatic and aesthetic way.

    As public artists Farzane Vaziritabar and Elham Asadpour, we see ourselves in a big Theater that we are all playing our roles to show how we treat our surroundings. This project symbolizes a long theater scene to raise awareness towards the topic of mass consumption and huge production of garbage as its result.

    To demonstrate this idea, we take advantage of the Red Carpet and the idea of a festival. Red carpet as the main idea is traditionally used to mark the route taken by heads of state on ceremonial and formal occasions and has in recent decades been extended to use by celebrities at formal events. Carpeting in other colors may replace red in some instances to honor a certain cause such as a green carpet to promote environmental awareness. Our idea is to design a carpet with shopping receipts that potentially represents consumption and waste production. The repetition of several receipts fixing together, expresses the repetitive act of consuming and producing wastes that we do daily.

    Along with the Carpet, costumes are designed and made with the help of participants during the working period. Each costume is designed with waste materials we ask people to donate during the working period. People are invited to help in the costume designing process and make their own ideas with these waste materials. During the last show they are invited to try on the costumes and walk on the final stage. Whoever donated their shopping receipts and waste materials is saved on our list as VIP guests for the final show!