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Terrafill is a recycled terrain experience which explores the understanding of consumption as a religion. Through the collection of consumer by-products including receipts and branded packaging, the mass presence of consumer waste is converted into a public activity of congregation, education and contemplation. Located under the M1 freeway in Cremorne, the lifeless underpass is given a new identity as a contemporary monument to consumption, where consumers become active manufacturers of the urban landscape. Drawing influence from traditional design strategies of various faiths, an intimate space for worship is produced. Over time, layers of consumer waste will build up to the surface, reducing the interior to a terrain which is to be preserved as a dormant relic of the consumer presence which once activated the initially hollow form. Terrafill generates its own spiritual agenda and sequence of ritualistic gestures, in response to the current consumer condition which is cultivated by the mass-media landscape.

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Ashleigh White
Terrafill
2016

Ashleigh White
Ashleigh White
Ashleigh White
Ashleigh White

Monash University
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