Zero Makes Zero

What to Make; How to Make

What to Make; How to Make

Lectures and workshops are held to look back at the overall creation process in more detail, including the composition of art making materials and the process of making pieces in an environmentally unfriendly fashion, and to study art materials from the perspective of the climate crisis. Overturning the existing notion of art as a field concerned with permanent preservation, we examine not only the creative process, but also the way and existing methods art is presented, from space composition for presentation to waste disposal. We consider together how to examine and use materials in the future.

< Animals are not Props > Nami Kwon
At filming sites for movies, broadcasting, and new media, animals work without any guidelines. Do you really think the animals really never were harmed? Through the ‘Animal Appearance Media Guidelines,’ produced for the first time in Korea by Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA), we examine the actual situation of animal welfare in the field. We present the guidelines and technical manuals for animals in media and share specific thoughts and questions.

< Not Ours, NOT OURS > Not Ours
This lecture will talk about the reasons for establishing the vegan fashion brand Not Ours and examine the problems of the fashion industry, and the environmental impact of animal products. The lecturers will then introduce their brand strategy and items made from new materials.

< The Difference is Paper Thin > aloud_lab
We often say in Korea, “The difference is paper thin” when we are talking about a very small difference. So, what is the difference between a single sheet of paper? Printing was the first field that mass-produced on an industrial scale using nature (forests) as a cheap material before the Industrial Revolution and it is still the most used product in our daily life. In this lecture, we talk about how one piece of paper we use affects the environment and the changes that one piece of paper can bring. In addition, as the producers of the Zero Makes Zero project, we talk about our own attempts at reaching ‘Zero’.

< Unrecorded ‘materials’ > swh/sunwooh
How many art materials, such as brushes, paints, and other mediums, are not produced at the expense of someone’s pain or life? We look at the past and present practices that have continued to use non-human animals in the name of ‘material’, and discuss our feelings about the process of creating a new standard for selecting tools.

< It’s Okay to not be Solid > Jaewook Koh
There are traditional art materials that are customarily used when creating works. Most of these works hold monumental elements and so utilize solid materials that do not rot or break. But in the face of an oncoming environmental disaster, can we not think of other types of materials with different values? In this workshop, we examine alternative materials that can be biodegradable in nature and make Kombucha Cellulose leather that is easy for anyone to make. Participants will discuss the aesthetic value of not being robust.

< Data Cleansing Day > Mina Kim
‘Data Cleansing Workshop’ is a program for organizing and emptying our own data, looking back at the relationship between producing data and the digital carbon footprint. Through seminars and workshops, participants will have time to look back on the environmental impacts connected with digital data, share ways to reduce our data carbon footprint, and put these methods into practice.