In March and April 2017 Jacob is Mediamatic's artist-in-residence, focusing on the revaluation of waste materials. In parallel with her two-years program at Sandberg, she is driving a material research based on what she has called remainders- the leftovers of everyday processes.
Ash, a byproduct of ETEN’s waste circulation, appears an appropriate conduit through which to tackle Mediamatic’s challenges. Jacob revisited the material through heirloom recipes and generated a new laundry detergent. By leaching the ash she obtains lye which is highly concentrated and suitable to be used as a soap. wASH seeks to re-conceive an old habit with the aim of sharing a new understanding of local value making in the field of waste material.
During this residency, Jacob seeks to fully revaluate the remainder and develop a usable product for household. By collaborating with the Mediamatic’s team, she hopes to create a fragrance specific to the place using only ingredients found on-site, for instance from our Aquaponics’ herbs. Within the Clean Lab, the extraction, the production and the transformation of materials will occur.