It Turns Out You Don't Need All That Stuff You Insisted You Did (ITOYDNATSYIYD), reflects on the need for the superfluous, in both a material and immaterial sense: of how strong a driving force it is in the (post) capitalist societal condition. The feeling of need forming and unraveling, often even before it is realized, has brought progress and decadence forward hand in hand.
To bring the concept more alive, in collaboration with scual, the release is been extended to comprise different media, spanning across music, social media communication, graphic design and interactive digital environments.
The first output in this direction was the creation of a limited series of 10 unique prints, generated by an algorithm that extracts its generative seed from an Eurostat waste database, each with an associated, unique, audio track download. This 10 different and unique prints with their 10 different and unique bonus tracks make up an alternative meta-album that no one will ever be able to listen to completely.
Starting from the De Chirichian topology, Scual developed an explorable interactive environment where the user can navigate the environment with classic game-play controls (arrows or WASD + Mouse POV) and search for a number of easter eggs which, if all unlocked, will randomly launch the audio of one of the bonus tracks.