isabel mager

Design.Research.Performance

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    exhibition

    Digital Dilemma – The Architecture of Trust 12-04-2019 – 16-06-2019 Bureau Europa, Maastricht, Netherlands.

    exhibition

    GEO–DESIGN Salone del Mobile 2019 08-04-2019 – 14-04-2019 Marco Aurelio 21, Milano, Italy.

    exhibition

    HOPE 12-04-2019 – 30-08-2019 Kazerne, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

    Talk

    What's the Matter? 6pm, 28-12-2018 Cache Space, 798 Art District, Beijing, China.

    exhibition

    Food Revolution 5.0 Gestaltung für die Gesellschaft von Morgen 02-12-2018 – 28-04-2018 Gewerbemuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland.

    Residency

    Inside-Out Art Museum, Dec. 2018 Beijing, China.

    Exhibition + Performance

    Sketch 0.1, Performance with Liao Wen and Xiao Lei, 30-11-2018 - 21-12-2018 33SPACE, Shenzhen, China.

    Lecture

    Backend Narratives, 28-11-2018, Houde International Academy, Shenzhen, China.

    Workshop

    Tong-Fu-Yu [Create Rich Together], 18-11-2018, Shenzhen, China.

    Workshop

    Ubiquitous: On De-Sign , 11-11-2018, Shenzhen, China.

    Images + Article

    PROPS 31 issue, 01-12-2018 Tech Zine Fair New York, United States.

    Residency

    33SPACE Tongfuyu Industrial City, Nov. 2018, Shenzhen, China.

    Exhibition

    GEO–DESIGN:
    Alibaba.From Here To Your Home
    13-10-2018 Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Netherlands.

    Exhibition + Talk

    TodaysArt Festival 21-09-2018 – 23-09-2018 Den Haag, Netherlands.

    Exhibition

    Uitfest Culturele Zondagen 16-09-2018 Winkel van Sinkel Utrecht, Netherlands.

    exhibition

    Uncanny 06-2018 – 10-2018 Design Museum Holon, Holon, Israel.

    presentation

    Leven met Algoritmen 25-05-2018 organised by Medialab SETUP and the Rathenau Instituut, Utrecht Centre for the Arts (UCK), Utrecht.

    exhibition

    Łódź Design Festival 19-05-2018 – 27-05-2018 Łódź, Poland.

    exhibition

    Food Revolution 5.0 Gestaltung für die Gesellschaft von Morgen 18-05-2018 – 16-09-2018 Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, Germany.

    graphic design + mapping

    Shared History 05-05-2018 – 19-08-2018 Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden.

    production + tech design

    "____________" Collective Enunctiation at Onomatopee 150.2 / NEST Project 2017, Eindhoven.

    Moderator

    Antenna Programme 20-10-2017 Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven.

    Exhibition

    Beyond Generations, 07-10-2017 – 05-11-2017 Dutch Design Week, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven.

    speaker

    Critical Making, 24-09-2017, Oddstream, Nijmegen.

    performance + talk

    Eleutheria – A European Queer Film & Arts Festival by EUNIC (European Union National Institute for Culture), Pride 2017, Kulturhuset, Stockholm.

    production design

    Installation for Politics of Shit by Nadine Botha, 2017, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven.

    exhibition

    Checkpoints & Chokepoints, 28-06-2017 ArtEZ, Arnhem.

    speaker

    Exploitative Mechanisms, 27-05-2017, PuntWG, Amsterdam.

    exhibition

    Food Revolution 5.0 Gestaltung für die Gesellschaft von Morgen, 19-05-2017 – 29-10-2017, Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe, Hamburg.

    speaker

    Design is/as War, within Design Matters #20: Designer Manifesto, 23-02-2017, Parkhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam.

    speaker

    Design Indaba Conference, 01-03-2017 – 03-03-2017, Cape Town.

    exhibition

    Humans Need Not Apply 10-02-2017 – 21-05-2017 SCIENCE GALLERY, Dublin.

    speaker

    Intersectional Perspectives on Design, Politics & Power, 14-11-2016 – 15-11-2016, School of Arts and Communication, Malmö.
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A kinetic sculpture fully made of electronic waste sourced from local garbage sites in Munich, 2010. The pace of technological upgrades to consumer products and their mass consumption in the overdeveloped world cause tonnes of annual electronic waste, redirected to recycling and waste processing plants.

In 2002 a first concern was filed by the Basel Action Network claiming that a large quantity of European e-waste bypasses the official regulations for waste handling, the Basel Convention, and instead strands as toxic landfill on grounds outside of Europe such as the digital dumpsite Agbogbloshie, Accra, Ghana. The inaccessibility of technological equipment for the processing of e-waste has lead to the vast majority of e-waste being burnt at the site until today. In August 2018, the construction of a first e-waste recycling facility at Agbogbloshie was announced, which is to be built by 2020.

Rambazamba is an early artistic reaction towards the 2010 media documentation of outsourced e-dumping. The kinetic sculpture is full of anger, expressed in its rawness, brisk movements, noise and abrasive smoke. During the exhibition the re-activated engines and lights created metallic noise, rhythmic movements and unpleasant ashes – disrupting the silence of the white cube.

A theoretical part and a short written manifest unfold the link of the sculpture to the concern of e-dumping.
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Exhibited in January 2011, Munich, DEU.
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01 | Exxhibition in Munich, 2011.
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02 | Kinetic movements, noise, lights.
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