Independent Projects

Consumption Overload (rendering), 2014
Photo: Michael Kim

Suitable for all ages

Michael Kim

Consumption Overload

Michael Kim - Toronto, Canada

Photography Installation

This photo project addresses human impact on the environment. Comprising a body of large-scale photomontages, HD Video and a photographic book assembled from downloaded photographs from the Internet, it presents a range of problems that we face today including air pollution, deforestation and nuclear disasters. These multi-layered photomontages explore the altered landscapes and ecosystems that we inhabit and which we have manipulated for our needs.

The vastness and interconnectedness of our cycles of resource consumption can be difficult to see and fully comprehend, yet the problems they generate are cumulative and are becoming increasingly complex. To consider these multifaceted relationships, Consumption Overload layers together photographs from around the world to represent the tangled global environment that is the real world we inhabit today.

Michael Kim is a Toronto-based visual artist and commercial photographer. Kim holds a MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University.


Thompson Toronto Hotel

550 Wellington Street West (Projection piece in theatre and photomontages in the lobby.)

This project is indoors.