Marius C. Merkel | Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design
The project “Licht_Verschmutzt” brings the debate about light pollution and energy waste into public space. Various installations modify "bad" light sources into media that criticize their own emission. Thus, recipients are confronted with and sensitized to the problem directly at the site of pollution. For the installations, leftover materials such as broken lenses or cuttings from cardboard boxes are upcycled and turned into small projectors and stencils. After the action period, all installations are removed, separated and recycled according to the principle "zerotrace".