A SHORTAGE.
An experimental project at CID du Grand-Hornu. – Belgium – 28.06/08.07 2018, as part of the exhibition : “”The limits to growth!”

The designer Mathilde Pellé lives here comfortably, but a shortage of material is placing the society in which she lives in peril. Every day, she he’s to supply the state with 9 kilos of various materials taken from her home. She began her task of removing material from her domestic environment in response to this obligation. She removed ornaments, scraped away superfluity and filed down the essential, whilst striving to preserve the objects surrounding her and maintain their functions. This new experimental project is a contemporary fable that designs a near future in which the currently acceptable notions of comfort and consumption have been completely shaken up by a reduction in material resources.