︎︎︎TEA, Tenerife Contemporary Art Museum

Curated by Yosi Negrín + Paula Ramos Mollá

What does waste stand for? How do we categorize waste?
COLAPSO seeks to propose a philosophical and artistic approach to the concept of waste, of that which is “left over” – that matter that is out of place. We aim at experiencing the exhibition space as an accumulation of residual strata, a mutable experiencing that shifts through time and never remain universal. An exhibition that amalgamates metaphorical, human and ecological waste in three months. Waste is conceived as the opposite of that which is valuable, permanent. Something that does not deserve to be preserved. In this sense, garbage is that which stands in the way of progress. A form of imbalance of the beautiful and of the productivity chain that regulates and organizes matter. From food waste to huma waste – garbage is something we want to hide because it is the frightening yet ineffable consequence of a late capitalist system whose progress has no end. Not even waste itself, paradoxically a concep associated with the end of matter’s life, has an end within late capitalism. Waste can always be recycled, returned to the system which it comes from and which capitalizes even this “second life” of matter. Th concept of zero waste conceals an untamed notion of never-ending progress – a utopian fantasy of a self-regulated system.