‘Our enormously productive economy demands we make consumption a way of life’.
A toilet brush is the unlikely centre-piece of the exhibition. Its description reads ‘This is a well designed toilet brush from Addis bought in the late ‘80’s when our house was built, and still as good as new! It still performs perfectly…. it has probably been used over 30,000 times…. (This brush has been very thoroughly cleaned!)
It shows the objects themselves and short films of their owners talking about them. It’s all about maintaining things – it is the anti-upgrading exhibition!
On 28th March, the South London Makerspace and Restart Project held a fixing and mending workshop at the gallery where they showed members of the local community how to fix their electrical and electronic items, sharpen old saws and tools and mend self-assembly furniture with new parts printed on a 3-D printer!