Though I ran out of steam in my attempts to end trash forever, in post-production mode, I attempted to organize what I'd done. This became SubOptimal Products, Processes, and Materials, a posthumous R&D division for Dym Products.
SubOptimal PPM generated several documents. They cover topics from inventory, supply chain, manufacturing potentials, performances, to appropriate cultural context.
Manufacturing Performances PDF Proposal for manufacturing performances. 2014. Reflecting a dark ecological mood. Has it gotten better since then? Though I'm in a better place, personally, the world, not so much. (Currently thinking about how to concoct good things in the future.)
Infinite Stripes PDF Diagramming materials flow (that old obsession) with found trash. And tipping in some painted stripes. Infinite Stripes, as a term, came into being around this time. The stripes stand in for endlessly moving energy and materials, the relentlessness of human behavior and production. My quiet little stance of confusion and frustration in the face of it.
Materials Flow PDF Very Earnest.