The Origins of XSProject - Ann Wizer's vision.

The concept of XSProject originated in the mid-90 when artist and activist, Ann Wizer was living in the Philippines. As an expression against ongoing ecological abuse from industry and rampant consumerism, Wizer started using trash as her primary material in costumes and installations. The first tote bags made from trash were accessories to her trash costumes used in performances.
In 2002, Wizer created XSProject in Jakarta – an out-of-studio “intervention” involving poor communities of trash pickers and focusing on the development of sustainable solutions to the problem of unmanaged consumer waste. Wizer’s quirky use of unlikely materials, including drinking straws and toothpaste tubes, demonstrates a creative way to reduce the increasing mountains of trash found throughout Southeast Asia.