Life & Dirt

Collaborative Project with DIRT ArtLab (Mils Dacy-Cole & Joshua Waite)

We are in a period of global socio-environmental collapse. Our practice provides a new way to imagine the future, away from the fantasy of unending materialistic growth, towards a reverence for nature. This eco-futurist work combines a number of emerging art practices, bio-art, contemporary design
and social commentary.
DIRT Artlab collected organic waste from QVM stalls and used hot-compost” it in a public art installation. Hot-composting uses organic materials to speed up the composting process, reducing it from months to just 18 days. The hot-compost box was presented as the centerpiece and invite the public to commune with the natural process. The nutritious soil was shared with the community at the project’s end, people invited to plant a seed and take it home.

Life & Dirt was created with and realised thanks to support from Testing Grounds Creative Development Sheds program and Queen Victoria Market

Connagh Redmond (2021)