The series of colour photographic prints explore the “trash bag” as a metaphor for a particular category of emotion: “bad” ones. Emotion itself has largely been treated as bad, as trash, in Western philosophical tradition – emotion has been situated as opposite and inferior to thought: affect versus cognition, passion versus reason, feeling versus thinking. Yet, in the contemporary use of the word literal trash has come to signify the objects of consumer culture – discarded wrappers, plastic bottles, unwanted belongings. In the body bags, the jumbo sized black rubbish bag embodies its badness.
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