The theft of the commons is also a theft of knowledge. We have been purposefully deskilled so that all of our needs would have to be met through capitalist consumption amidst a perverse system of planned obsolescence. Carrying Capacity is anchored on relearning a basic skill practiced all over the globe – basketmaking.
Perhaps there is nothing more fitting than to make baskets with foraged baling straps. As commodities move across the globe, baling straps are found binding box to box, paper to paper, and everything to pallets. Used once and discarded into the waste stream. Carrying Capacity extends the life of ‘waste’ material through making and skillsharing in a variety of tactics. Subscribe below for the next demo or free straps. Come aboard!
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EXHIBITIONS + PEFORMANCES
Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu (2020) – coming soon
Headlands Center for the Arts, California (2020)- coming soon
[SWEAT] Access Gallery, Vancouver (2013)