A man is seen typing a message ‘Another day in paradise’ while ignoring the food falling out of a trash can strapped to his back. The print addresses the ignorance of people living in the industrialised world or so called “first” world. Observing from the outside it seems like paradise. People are well fed, there is education for everyone, good health systems, social nets, absence of wars, beautiful landscapes…
Even though we produce enough food to feed the entire world, there are still close to 1 billion people starving worldwide. Huge quantities of edible food are thrown away. The reasons might be diverse, ranging from the odd fruit that does not look that nice anymore to farmers tossing tons of overproduced vegetables on the streets to protest against foreign imports. In Germany, for example, which is often regarded as the forerunner of recycling and waste handling, 82 kg of edible food are disposed per person per year. Globally, it is estimated that 1.3 billion tons of food get wasted each year. Overproduction and food waste is not only a problem because of filling up landfills but the energy wasted to produce, transport and finally dispose of these foods.
- silk screen print on 190 g/sm paper
- 30 x 42 cm
- limited edition of 50 copies, signed and numbered