Please Recycle: A Photographic Inventory of Everything in my House
Caroline McNally

Please Recycle: A Photographic Inventory of Everything in my House, Caroline McNally

Please Recycle: A Photographic Inventory of Everything in my House, Caroline McNallyPlease Recycle: A Photographic Inventory of Everything in my House
Caroline McNally
Self-Published
English

 

Hardcover
124 pages
31 x 28 cm
2017
ISBN Not Available

 

To avoid producing work only rooted in a didactic criticism the book Please Recycle was developed alongside the project Earth is Room Enough to provide a space to critically engage with the artist own uneasy relationship with consumption. Please Recycle is a photographic inventory of the belongings of the artist and her family in which all their possessions are meticulously photographed and organised according to the materials they are made from (using the international recycling code system as a guide).

Through personal reflection it seeks to illustrate society’s insatiable appetite for ‘stuff’ as we are increasingly implicated in a system that relies on excessive consumption and an accelerated production of waste for its own perpetuation. Through this recording process the artist came to realise the extent to which she consumed in excess and how her careless choices contribute directly to destroying the environment by wasting its precious and dwindling natural resources on things she more often than not doesn’t need, want or use.
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About the Artist
Caroline McNally is an Irish photographer born and based in Dublin.
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