07 December 2023 > 07 January 2024 Kindly invited to the mini online exhibition "Tiny Trash" by Beti Frim, as a part of Unfamiliar Area project.
With her animation, Beti Frim explores an alternative view of waste. During the creation of her study project under the mentorship of Matej Stupica, Frim produced 3D scans of her own waste and that of her friends, thus building an archipelago known as 'Tiny Trash'. With the animation, she wanted to show trash from a 'documentary' point of view and offer an alternative view on it – as a tool with which humanity conquers the territory, or an object of tourist fascination.
A perspective that frames waste as a new geological layer emphasises the profound impact of human activity on the earth's layers, suggesting that waste has become a permanent marker of our presence on the planet. The use of 3D scanning and the construction of virtual landscape adds an interesting layer, implying the digital transformation of our physical waste into a virtual kingdom, perhaps inviting us to reflect on the duality of our tangible and immaterial environmental footprint. Moreover, the notion of representing waste as an object of tourist fascination introduces a socio-cultural dimension. Beti Frim seems to encourage reflection on the paradoxical appeal of waste, raising questions about how societies handle and perceive the detritus of their consumption. As such, the animation serves not only as a visual exploration, but also as a commentary on human behaviour, illuminating the complex relationship between consumption, territory and environment. The virtual archipelago invites the viewer to confront her own fascination with the discarded materials.
Smetke, 3D animacija, 2023