Milo Cummins

Waste Manager™
Animation video
Duration: 03:12

Milo Cummins’s video, Waste Manager™ responds to the environmental pollution created by humans. It combines herky-jerky animations with elements of collage, set to a musical soundtrack composed by the artist. Borrowing the format of a classic arcade game, this video work aims to visualise the insane reality of waste mismanagement, which occurs daily around the world. In particular, it highlights the absurdity and even pointlessness of many individual efforts to remedy this problem. As the characters interact with fragments of abandoned plastic waste, the grim reality of an increasingly polluted natural environment invades the game world.