This talk explores perceptions of value versus waste, exemplified in the body of work of land-artist liina klauss. The German-born Bali and Hong Kong-based artist has been working with found objects for the past 12 years. In her works, the objects intrinsically stay the same, but the perception of their worth, beauty, and belonging, changes depending on context, location, and integration into a bigger picture. liina suggests that value is something humans create rather than a given. Humans imagine it and cause it into reality. Using the example of plastic, liina explores the creation of value and waste and the costs for the environment, health, and culture that come with it. She further explores sustainable solutions using art as a tool.
liina klauss is a German artist & activist who explores visual and conceptual perceptions of waste. Her large-scale work translates environmental pollution into over-ﬂowing installations of beautiful colors and horrifying abundance. liina involves people directly in the experience of creative action as a tool for transformation and connection. Her works play with perceptions of signiﬁcance and trivia, individual and collective, distance and tangibility, beauty and shock, surface and depth.