For the Want of More

Gallery Duerr 8/10 – 8/11 2019

Man’s constant pursuit of development and growth has led to great successes in our standard of living. But at the same time, this desire to always want more and better, instead of being happy with what we have, is causing an economic and environmental collapse.

The word “more” can be said to form the basis for how we define success. Not owning as much as our neighbour, not appearing as successful as our acquaintances or our role models as seen in the media, drives consumption up each year.

In a society that has become obsessed with growth, the energy needs of the global population have increased six times over the past 50 years. Statistics speak their clear language and we decide for ourselves whether or not it will affect our lifestyle.