"Why tidy my exhibition space when the whole world is in a mess?" asks artist Sharon Houkema and transforms the space into the untidy 'oikos' of an imaginary environmentally consciouss consumer. Reminiscent of a natural history diorama we see animals such as polar bears and whales on dishes, laundry and food packaging, with their Eco-certifications, logos and calls for action all equally competing for our attention.
The 80’s Greenpeace slogan of which the title is an adaptation brings into mind a child questioning the parent on why it should obey cleaning rules when grownups fail to take their responsibility in the world. While responsibility was placed mainly in the hands of the individual consumer, corporations were (and are still) left off the hook. The installation displays environmental history through everyday consumer articles from the previous decades up to the present moment in which climate change is rapidly unfolding.
When March 31 - May 15, 2016
Open Thursday & Friday 10.00 - 18.00h, Sat 11.00 - 17.00h, Sun 13.00 - 17.00h
Where Plug In City, Strijp-S, across Onder De Leidingstraat
Weather or Not
MU thanks the artists, Onder de Leidinstraat, Plug In City, Eindhoven and Trudo for making Weather or Not possible.