There are more than 300,000 objects in an average house, of which 80% is barely used. Every item that is not used has cost energy to make it. Lost energy, which we want to make visible with this project. The amount of stuff on this page shows the size of our (impulsive) buying behaviour that is the standard in our contemporary society.
LostEnergy is an art project about (un) misprinted stuff and the energy it takes to make it and that is lost if not used. Everyone knows that you buy something you don't really need, what you don't actually use and what you really regret. If you make such a purchase, you generally get your shoulders over, it's not really convenient, but it's just one thing, so yes, oh well. But if you see all these kinds of purchases from your street or neighborhood, the amount starts to run nicely. And all the individual cases together tell a different story. The story about the large amount of stuff we need to think and what influence it has on the world in the form of raw materials, energy to make it, to transport it and the waste it generates.
LostEnergy is about awareness of what we all buy and not use. With LostEnergy, we want to encourage consumers to become more conscious buying habits and thus reduce the amount of lost energy. Indirectly, it is also about ' good ' and ' bad ' stuff. Do those exist? And it has to do with how often you use something, whether it is well designed and what its quality is. And how does that relate to the amount of energy it takes to make something. Are there any research like this to draw conclusions?
LostEnergy is part of the Lost Energy group exhibition. With this exhibition Tetem explores together with Provincie Overijssel, University of Twente and the Artists Elise Lally, Reinier wreath and art construction which can contribute art and design to the Embedding Energy innovations in society. The exhibition closes On Tetem's program line driving Technology.
A good and reliable energy supply is important for Our society. Energy innovations contribute to sustainable economic growth, Reducing CO2 emissions, developing renewable energy sources and Energy sources and smarter use of it. However, practice shows that There is a large gap between research and application. A multitude of Energy innovations is on the shelf waiting for an application. How would the Province of Overijssel in 2050 can become energy neutral and how do you take it Audience with this?
Electricity is invisible and that probably makes it so Difficult to reduce its consumption. The smart meter allows the Use See, but the remaining abstract numbers. How much is that actually, An kilowatt-watt or a joule? With the machine that Elise Lam builds, you can And you will realize how much these energy units are Literally to human labor costs. Reinier Cranes Donk is intrigued By the addiction of consumers to electricity and therefore also to electrical Powered entertainment. Reinier builds a new installation for Lost Energy The contemporary ' do-funfair ' Karnieland, which allows visitors to experience their own Body energy can be used as a drive for a special Fairground attraction. Art Construction (Françoise Braun and Casper Teijgeler) makes the amount of Unused stuff visible in the two months before, both live and Digital, are retrieved. Of this research on This lost energy is also shown as a registration.
The exhibition was made possible with the support of the Municipality of Enschede, Province of Overijssel, Mondriaan Fonds, Incentive Fund Creative industry and University of Twente.