Expiration Time

Fall – 2019

My interest for the convention around the expiration date fuelled this project.

Why do we have an expiration date?
Why do people believe that food is inedible after its expiration date has passed?
Why do we base our daily diet on this convention?


These questions drove me to try to find a way to get an understanding about this phenomenon. The tool I chose to explore this topic through was silk screening. The craft of silk screening and its time consumption was a nice contradiction with the concept of the expiration date.
The visual research resulted in an installation [shown in the images above] which displayed a clock, 8 silk screened prints and an one hour video which I recorded during the silk screening process.