WHAT WEEE ARE

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WHAT WEEE ARE

 

 

WHAT WEEE ARE is an ongoing multifaceted sociocultural multimedia project searching the deeper meanings of the world. A quest through waste and feelings and the richness of the earth, trying to untangle the intricacy of human, so called, society.

Questions rooted deep inside ourselves which have been forgotten, traded in for a superficial world made of  sexy images, cheap thrills,  high-tech and dull bureaucracy. But what we really are is yet beyond our knowledge and despite all the civilization that has been built in the name of progress and growth, society is falling to pieces leaving nothing more than a toxic wasteland.

The issues regarding technological waste and the broad consequences it bares, are still uncertain, while a growing army of  frustrated youth is left on the streets after years of training, studying and internships. Living off of trash, scavenging on the streets, we are fighting for the remaining crumbs of planet. The implications of the protracted linear system of technologies, precious metals and trash are serious.

The mission of GriffinMetals is to find the middle way to global mutual understanding, setting aside greed, and focusing on the deeper questions to heal our souls.

The videos are made in stop motion, using trash to create new concepts.

The sculptures are an icon of evolution, of what is now the base of our society: waste, technological, electronic waste in particular.

The jewels are exclusively made with metals regenerated from post consumption, including metals refined from WEEE

The combination of life experiences, travels, study and research are condensed into this site... enjoy the trip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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D.O.D.  

 

 

The Griffin Metals Dismantling Ops Division (D.O.D.) is a team of specialized dismantlers who collect any Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment found on the streets.

The items are then brought to D.O.D. Headquarters where they are dismantled and materials are separated into their different fractions: Steel, Plastics and Printed Circuit Boards.

Separated materials are stocked for further processing by the WHAT WEEE ARE - Creative Solutions Team (C.S.T.)

 

 

 

C.S.T. 

 

 

GriffinMetals Creative Solutions Team (C.S.T.) is at the core of the WHAT WEEE ARE project.

WHAT WEEE ARE C.S.T. is composed by Artists, Psychologists, Disaster Waste Management Experts, Video Makers, Musicians and Teacher/Trainers along with other professional profiles.

The team's objective is to find alternative solutions to upcycle Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment, creating sculptures, workshops and videos to show and explain the creative process and foster widespread awareness over the issues regarding WEEE management and Urban Mining.