“Take a second for the earth”

by Hala TEBBANE  (Fes/Morocco), 19 years.

Hala’s artwork treats man’s responsibility towards the waste we produce every day. In general, the trash “disappears” from our sight the very moment that we throw it into a trashbin.  […]



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Not seeing the trash anymore makes it easier for our human conscience to ignore the actual consequences linked to the production of waste. Hala therfore decided to create a trashbin  with transparent walls forcing us to see and face the implications of our deeds: If the visitor throws rubbish through the opening of the chair, before landing on the floor, it hits the light bulb placed in the middle of the blue cardboard. The bulb represents our earth. From an out-of-space perpsective, our earth seems like an immaculate blue planet. Contrary to this, Hala painted the earth only HALFWAY blue – with this she wants to express that due to our continuous pollution the earth is suffering a decolourization. The only way to prevent its complete destruction is to integrate more consciousness into our daily actions.