Ash Keating’s 2020? is a large-scale, evolving installation that focuses attention on the future importance of environmental sustainability within artistic practice.

Beginning with the interception of numerous truckloads of industrial waste, 2020? is a process-based project involving discarded material being diverted from landfill and dumped en-masse in the Arts House space at the Meat Market. Prior to the project’s launch, a team of waste auditors have assessed, sorted and separated this dumped material into specific waste categories.

Co-ordinator and artist Ash Keating is joined by a team of collaborating artists who will be constantly reconfiguring the salvaged materials to create their own installations, interventions, structures and object-based works. This shifting creation happens within a dramatic backdrop of reused vinyl advertising billboards, manipulated in the tradition of culture jamming.

2020? will be under constant surveillance, with live-feeds and video-footage of the processes of the various artists’ projects and the installation’s earlier incarnations being projected back into the exhibition arena. 2020? concludes with a forum involving artists and environmentalists unpacking the conceptual and practical issues of environmental sustainability that are explored within the project.


Ash Keating, with Kay Abude, Campbell Drake, Ardi Gunawan, James Guerts, Bianca Hester, Inverted Topology, Susan Jacobs, Rus Kitchin, Bridie Lunney, Lucas Maddock, Pandarosa, Mia Salsjo and Soo-Joo Yoo

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Arts House
City of Melb
Dianne Tanzer
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Waste Audit