RESHOW is an empirical comment on a very specific topic: waste from exhibitions.
Facing this topic as a field of action, RESHOW is based on the: recollection, refit, catalogue, storage and reallocation of selected debris from exhibitions for its reuse in non commercial cultural initiatives.
RESHOW leads to expand possibilities of appropriation and resignification of everyday life and its debris, core topics of antipodes cafés oeuvre.
· Selection, picking and refit of debris from exhibitions in Oslo.
· All materials are presented in a digital inventory online (reshow.no –under construction–)
reallocation & reuse
· Free of charge for any nonprofitable cultural initiative.
after being reuse in cultural initiatives, these may create new debris that can become part of the system RESHOW again and again.
· antipodes café will arrange workshops and diverse activities for both analysis and/or reuse of selected debris from specific exhibitions or exhibition spaces.
Before the mounting/dismounting process of an exhibition at a private or public institution, antipodes café coordinates for defining specific materials that can be taken for their reuse instead of becoming garbage, being both surplus from montage or debris proper of a show. Debris from exhibitions include a wide range of materials including wooden panels, pedestals, displays, frames, rests of paint, nails and screws, banners and diverse printed materials, acrylics, but also screens, projectors, lighting and audio systems, tools and many more things with an extreme short life. In many occasions demounting teams from the institutions do not count with time to treat materials with care for a possible reuse, so antipodes café may participate actively in the demounting process. Cleaning, repair, dismantling, polishing edges, cutting imperfections, are activities proper of the recondition stage. Aiming coherence in all aspects of the project, from 2019, antipodes café start renting electric cargo vehicles from existing collaborative initiatives.
During 2019 antipodes café will contact all exhibition spaces in Oslo to evaluate their way of treating waste from exhibitions and to collect debris for RESHOW
After classification, the creation of a digital inventory will allow to visualize all available materials as well as to get diverse information about the project and examples of reuse of materials. In addition, it will help to keep a clear order of the storage and not end up in useless accumulation, or even hoarding. Registered users will be able to select materials free of charge and to schedule an appointment for picking them at the storage “æBod”. After the reuse in any kind of nonprofit cultural initiative–for example: exhibitions, urban interventions, cultural spaces– users may send comments and images of their creations to be published on this online platform.
the digital inventory is under construction with responsive design working correctly across a broad range of devices and browsers.
In early stages of this project, the storage was available spaces from construction sites and new buildings. From 2019, the storage will be the part of the project æHouse called æBod. Storage will be open on Sundays afternoons prior appointment.
Location 2019-2021: encounter of the construction area related to the refurbishment of the Prison of Oslo with the Park of Grønland neighbourhood, Oslo. under construction
[Land supported by Statsbygg]
As simple as to put back to work something with same intended function or a new one, giving a new life and meaning to an existing object. Reusing materials demands a playful level of creativity, inviting to reformulate ideas according to possibilities. To reuse is not to recycle. Recycling demands an “industrial” change to a product to turn it back into raw materials for the manufacture of new products. Reusing materials instead of working with new ones, prevents pollution caused by reducing the need to harvest new raw materials or to recycle, saving lot of energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change, and amount of space of landfills and of other destinations, such as gyres of marine debris in world’s oceans.
Workshops / Special cases
antipodes café will arrange open workshops with collaborators and institutions, for both analysis and/or reuse of selected debris from specific exhibitions such as Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019.
RESHOW/OAT 2019 Special case selected by curators of Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019.
1) research & definition of debris
2) analysis & proposals of reuse
3) presentation of analysis and proposals