Ore Streams: Formafantasma

Sun 17 Dec 17, 11.30am–12.30pm

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Past program

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NGV International

Clemenger BBDO Auditorium
Ground Level

Formafantasma – one of the most watched design practices in the world – presents the research behind their ground-breaking new work Ore Streams, an investigation into the murky world of electronic waste, precious metals and the global trading systems for e-waste rife with illegal and contested activity.

Ore Streams explores the complex processes related to sourcing and transforming metals. The work proposes a new future of ‘above ground mining’, heralding the end of mining as we know it and a new language for the design of electronics.

With this project, presented as part of NGV Triennial, Formafantasma ask how designers, who define what materials will become, can fail to consider the sources or potential afterlife of the products they create.

Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, designers, Formafantasma
Ewan McEoin, The Hugh Williamson Senior Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, NGV
Opening Weekend Contemporary Design NGV Triennial NGV International

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Supported by program patrons Maureen Wheeler AO and Tony Wheeler AO.

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