Trash versus Treasure

We live in a time of the so-called Fast-Fashion, our clothes are produced as cheap goods under large expenditure with violent effects for humans and environment in developing and threshold countries. After a short wearing time, the garments are sorted out of the cupboards, thrown away or recycled. Mirjam Spoolder takes up this global phenomenon in the solo exhibition ‘Trash versus Treasure’ and deconstructs her own unused garments. Using a seam separator, she opens the individual layers of fabric and models them into new objects that display her hitherto unknown innermost. Mirjam Spoolder will intervene, next to her exhibition at kunsthallekleinbasel, with a catwalk of a different kind in the nearby shopping street Steinenvorstadt.