Photos: Paul Krause
Models: David Schütter, Karim Günes, Sascha Baumgarten, Roberto Schotten, Maurice Meng
The collection „All you can drink“ is about ignoring problems. Doesn‘t matter if personal or global; its the try to turn passiv ignorance into an aktive looking away.
The idea is an allegory for the ignorance of modern life - with the help of the picture of an island, sealed off in the ocean, always sun and everything all inclusive, all problems far away.
The dark side of the textile industry, the unbelievable daily waste of resources, fossil fuels, climate change, refugee cri- sis, and passiv colonialism/mass tourism. To name only a few. We are all aware of these issues, but still decide to disregard. All of the problems are made by egoism and idleness, in the same time none of these is made by maliciousness of single per- sons, but by the fact that doing something and reacting would need you getting out of your comfort-zone, over and over again.
The project isn‘t about the problems themselves. Its not about presenting a solution for the worlds problems. Its merely about showing the attitude and naivety in an exaggerated way. Its not about popping the bubble, rather showing that there is one. Its not about forcing feelings.
All the said above, is shown in an abstract way, that in best case gets to the viewer in the second moment.
Five meter of beach. This is the place where the collection
is set. Not connected to a country, a place or time. Existing everywhere and nowhere. Made to what it is by artifacts of the idea of a beach: a blue-white parasol, a sun-chair, a beachball, a life saving ring and to fulfill the picture - the tourist itself.
Each one of them a placeholder for a problem, covering up what you don‘t want to deal with.