‘The Waste Management Experience’ is a domestic science-fiction film, set in an undetermined future, when we have run out of space. This predicament leads to enforced recycling within the confines of a charity shop in Broadstairs, where volunteers are under pressure to find new uses for old trash. All images and sound were produced entirely from technology and objects donated to the shop.
Our waste is a product now. It has been set free – as free flowing waste capital. It floods across borders, into markets, into ecosystems, into fish, into skin, into roots, constantly flowing in and out from here to there, and back again. As it flows, it softly whispers, of an unfathomable relationship between openness and closure. In this world of free flow, it whispers: “I flow freely… people cannot.”