date / location: Bor, East Serbia. Residency, October / November 2015, as part of Frontiers in Retreat.
Performance and exhibition, 19-24 January 2016, Cultural Front GRAD, Belgrade.
with Tilva Roš, Dr Aleksandra Mitovski, Marika Troili, Tuomas A. Laitinen, E-reciklaža
Jugo-Impex, RTB Bor, Tehnički fakultet u Boru
video documentation: Duško Jelen
video editing: Duško Jelen and me
sound: Tuomas A. Laitinen
film, documentation of the performance. 72 min 51 sec.
There is no yet known way to build a smartphone or basically any informations and communication device without turning earths upside down. A zig-zaggy yet continuous line runs from mines to electronic waste, and enormous piles grow by orders of magnitude in dumpsites, especially in Africa and China. The voices are that the future of mining lies in ‘urban mining’, since astounding amounts of ICT devices are “left to gather dust in the drawers” (Nichols, 2015). Between these two extremes—extraction and recycling—of the mineral–ICT supply chain is where the second stage of we ❤ copper & copper ❤ us situates itself.
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