The amount of unnecessary waste we throw away has always impressed me. But beyond its abundance, I have sought to explore the disappearance of things. For this series, I documented everything I threw away over the course of a week. In our society, there is little room for what is not considered useful or beautiful. Everything that can upset our gaze is deliberately avoided. Starting from this observation, I began to wonder about the relationships between happiness and consumption. Must we be a consumer with immense purchasing power in order to consider ourselves happy? Through these questions, I try to evoke the space occupied by our possessions and, beneath the surface, the parts of ourselves that we do not wish to see.
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