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TAMING THE BEAST
“Taming the beast” is an installation piece made with repurpose textile. The installation of amorphous shapes representing the fear of the uncontrollable excess of waste morphing and transforming to a new stage.
This work is a portrait of a shifting era where we are struggling to find solutions for the overwhelming amount of waste produced by society and industry.
During its installation the public is invited to learn the weaving technique while adding new layers to the piece. At the same time this action creates an open discussion about the textile industry and the waste and the search for alternatives and solutions for the future.
Taming the beast embraces a partial solution for the waste problem by promoting the use of waste material for culture making. It invites more companies to collaborate with artists, culture centers and public in general to ease the access to materials to extend their useful life letting the goods of today become the resources of tomorrow. Together we can tame this beast.
All the fabric is repurposed material donated by Yee Chain International Co.
Materials: metal and fabric
Location: Changhua County, Taiwan.