- drain (someone) of their physical or mental resources; tire out.
- use up (resources or reserves) completely.
- waste gases or air expelled from an engine, turbine, or other machine in the course of its operation.
The conception that value is measured by productivity has created a culture of overworking, overproduction and over-extraction of rapidly diminishing natural resources. This artwork seeks to challenge these ideas through a multi-media, experimental process to determine what is produced when the physical and mental capacities have been exhausted. Inherent to the nature of production, waste is not only a by-product of creation, but the eventual state of all creations. In trying to investigate this intersection between creation and destruction, this installation will incorporate these concepts into its production.
‘exhaust’ is an art installation exploring the idea of exhaustion through visuals, materiality and process. The work conceptualizes emotional burnout while representing resource depletion by using solely discarded and reclaimed materials.