Second-Hand and Art

Our consumer behaviour is changing, sustainable consumption is on the agenda more often, even second-hand-clothing has discarded its image of smelly used goods. The visual artist Billi Thanner deals with the question how consumption influences the construction of our identity.

In her current work exhibition Thanner created a work of art “Slayed by the consumer society – R.I.P” with second-hand-textiles from .A.S.A. Dress. With her work that has been presented in June 2016, the artist points out the topic of consumption of resources of our society critically.
After all, for the global jeans production, an amount of 25 billion m³ of fresh water is being used. That’s an equivalent of 30 times the water volume of the Carinthia’s Wörthersee year after year.