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Every year in Luxembourg, 1001 tons of material is tossed or dumped as litter – that’s an average of 1,6 kilograms per inhabitant, with 216 kilograms of litter per kilometer strewn along the motorways and 103 kilograms per kilometer by the side of the country’s smaller roads. Cleaning this up costs the country 1,2 million Euros per year. The number 1001 may sound like a tale reminding us of the dreamy stories of our childhood but in this story, it is a reality.

With my camera I have been capturing all the junk that people leave behind: from the bathtubs they dump in the forest to the rubbish they leave behind after an outdoor barbecue to the cigarette butts and cans they toss out of car windows. While shooting this I have been trying to figure out why people do this, why people seem to have so little respect for the environment. I had countless meetings with people dealing professionally with the issue, did research into the numbers, the psychology, and the daily reality of littering and the fight against it.

To create awareness about this issue I created a book and an exhibition, a campaign along the highways and organize a Take Action Day as well as a travelling exhibition for schoolchildren around the country. The project is also included in the Esch2022 European Capital of Culture.

In 2022, together with 10 PRO-SUD municipalities, and 8 municipalities in France, in the Communauté de Communes Pays Haut Val l’Alzette (CCPHVA), Esch-Alzette, Luxembourg’s second largest city, will be European Capital of Culture. Each year this label is awarded to a different city or area within the European Union.

Jessica Theis

Pictures

Events

March – December 2022:

Urban exhibition in Esch-sur-Alzette, Schifflange, Bettembourg and Pétange.

July – September 2022:

Campaign along the highways
Collaboration with d’Ëmweltverwaltung

24.06 – 17.07.2022 exhibition:

24.06 opening 14-22h
24.06 book launch + presentation 19h

24.06 – 17.07 (Tuesday to Sunday 14-19h)
Bâtiment4, 66 rue de Luxembourg L-4149 Esch-sur-Alzette
accès vélos et piétons, Parking Marie Esch-sur-Alzette

20.06/29.06/06.07/12.07 waste collections:

Collaboration with Pickitup and Eschington Trashington.
06.07 Pétange

 

From 15.09.2022:

Travelling exhibition with artistic and educational workshops for schoolchildren arround the country.

Exhibition  Bâtiment4

24.06 – 17.07 (Tuesday – Sunday 13-19h)

Interviews – Take Action Day

Book

Titre : 1001 Tonnen

Auteur : Jessica Theis

Format : 24 x 32 cm, 124 pages livre cousu

Photographies: ©Jessica Theis

Editing: Marc Prüst

Mise en page: Jessica Theis

Interviews: Claude Faber pour radio 100,7

Langues : luxembourgeois, français, allemand, anglais

Traduction: Jean-Pierre Thilges, Ada Günther

Impression: Imprimerie Centrale, 500 exemplaires

Papier: imprimé en Offset sur papier recyclé, reliure suisse, demi-toile

 

Prix de vente : 30 €

Disponible le 24 juin 2022

Dans les librairies ainsi que au Bâtiment4 pendant l’exposition (24.06-17.07, 14h-19h).

ISBN 978-2-87978-237-9

School workshops

De Schoulprojet proposéiren ech ab September 2022 als Wanderausstellung mat pedagogeschen a kënschtlereschen Aktivitéiten am Fondamental an a Lycéeën zum Thema „Littering“.

Domadder geet dëse Projet wäit iwwert 2022 eraus an erlaabt eis di jonk Generatioun ze sensibiliséieren.

15.09.22-31.12.22 : École Internationale de Mondorf-les-Bains

06.10.22-08.10.22 : KlimaExpo22

17.10.22-28.10.22 : École fondamentale de Bettembourg

12.11.22: Klimapakttag Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall

01.01.2023-31.03.2023 : Lycée Technique d’Ettelbruck

01.04.2023-15.07.2023 : Lycée Aline Mayrisch

Schoulprojet am Fondamental

Fir de Schoulprojet am Fondamental hunn ech och eng flott Zesummenaarbecht mam Potty Lotty,
 alias Charlotte Reuter , a mat der Emweltberodung, Michel Wilwert op d’Bee gestallt.
Zesummen mam “Monsieur Ramasse” an der “Precious Plastic Maschinn” entdecken d’Kanner d’Thema vum Littering.
Méi Informatioune fannt der am Dossier pédagogique.

Umelle kennt der iech per Mail op

Oflaf:

Opriichten am Virfeld vun der Wanderausstellung an der Schoul.

Aleedung an d’Thematik duerch d‘Potty Lotty (d‘Potty Lotty ass eng Theaterfigur vum Charlotte Reuter), wat op theatralesch a witzeg Aart a Weis d’Geschicht vum Monsieur Ramasse erzielt. D‘Potty Lotty verkleet sech ëmmer entspriechend senge Rollen a géif an engem “Knaschtkostüm” optrieden.

„Monsieur Ramasse“ ass eng Geschicht vun zwee Kanner déi enges Daags eng ongewéinlech Entdeckung am Bësch maachen. Dem Monsieur Ramasse säi Fliger ass futti an hien brauch Hëllef. Gutt datt d’Kanner ëmmer fläisseg de wëllen Dréck am Bësch gesammelt hunn. Bei dëser Renconter léieren d’Kanner wéi wichteg et ass fir den Dréck net an d’Ëmwelt ze geheien.

„Precious Plastic“ ass eng Maschinn mat där d’Kanner aus der Ressource Plastik, déi net méi ka genotzt ginn, néi Saache hierstelle kënnen. Mat dëser imposanter Maschinn zerklengere d’Kanner futtis Plastikobjeten a lauter kleng Schnippselen, déi dann ob eng flott Aart a Weis an een néit Muster geluecht ginn a mat der Maschinn zu engem néien Objet „gebak“ ginn.
Nieft der Hierstellung vun engem néien Objet aus alem Plastik, entdecken a léiere Kanner ob eng interaktiv Aart a Weis déi verschidden Zorte Plastik aus dem Alldag kënnen, a wat een domadder alles erëm néis maache kann. Unhand vun dëser Precious Plastik Maschinn gëtt de Recyclingprozess konkret illustréiert a ka vun de Kanner direkt ëmgesat ginn.

De kreativen Atelier ass opgebaut zum Thema „Mir bauen de Monsieur Ramasse“ aus recuperéiertem Material.

Schoulprojet am Lycée

Fir de Schoulprojet am Lycée hunn ech eng flott Zesummenaarbecht mam SCRIPT op d’Bee gestallt.

1001 Tonnen@Lycée – 1 Klass – 12 Wochen – 20 Fotoen

Am Schouljoer 2022/2023 gëtt dëse Projet an 3 Lycéeën duerchgeféiert:

• Ecole Internationale Mondorf-les-Bains 

• Lyçée Technique Ettelbrück 

• Lyçée Aline Mayrisch Luxembourg

Fir d’Schouljoer 2023/2024 besteet d’Méiglechkeet sech unzemellen.

Méi Informatiounen geschwënn online.

Campaign highways

About me

Hello,

I’m Jessica Theis, independant photographer since 2005 and project leader of two projects as part of Esch2022 European Capital of Culture, 1001 Tons and Spieglein Spieglein.

Born in Luxembourg in 1981, like so many I got my first camera for my first communion. What started as a hobby quickly developped into a real passion. Quite early it became clear that this was to become my profession. After graduating I went to study Photo-design in Germany, started working as freelance photo assistant in Cologne and returned to Luxembourg in 2005 to work as an independent photographer.

You can also have a look at the project Spieglein Spieglein-miroir miroir, as part of Esch2022.

Press

revue – de Magazin

fir Lëtzebuerg

12/10/2022

“Urban Dialog”, “1001 Tonnen”, “Spieglein Spieglein – Miroir Miroir” und “Hall of Fame”. An den Projekten von Fotografin Jess Theis, kommt man dieses Jahr eigentlich nicht vorbei.

wunnen

09/2022

Pendant deux ans, Jessica a arpenté différents territoires au Grand-Duché pour photographier les déchets sauvages que les gens laissent derrière eux.

De Piwitsch
21/07/2022

Das geht gar nicht ! Es gibt Menschen, die schmeissen ihren Müll einfach in die Natur.

 

 

Tageblatt

29/06/2022

Was als kleines Fotoprojekt startete, entwickelte sich zu einer multidisziplinären Ausstellung.

Infogreen
29/06/2022

Montrer pour interpeller

 

 

Luxemburger Wort

27/06/2022

Kampagne gegen Littering wird vorgestellt

L’essentiel
25/06/2022

“Une campagne de sensibilisation a été lancée”

 

 

Land

24/06/2022

Qui va déposer le frigo dans la forêt ?

Art Work Circle
24/06/2022

Un reportage photographique sur la pollution de l’espace naturel pour sensibiliser à la cause écologique.

 

 

Wunnen Magazine
24/06/2022

Quand la photographie s’engage pour le respect de l’environnement.

 

 

newsmag

Geméng Schëffleng

01/04/2022

newsmag Gemeng Schëffleng

RTL Radio

28/03/2022

RTL Radio

Luxemburger Wort

26/02/2022

“Wie der Umweltfrevel für die Fotografin Jess Theis zu einem künstlerischen Projekt wird.”

 

RTL

13/02/2022

RTL KannaNiuuss

Infogreen.lu
05/11/2021

“Ne jette rien et regarde ce que tu consommes”

Luxemburger Wort
18/12/2020

“Esch 2022 setzt auf Grün”

esch2022.lu
07/12/2020

“1001 Tonnes – Exposition de Jessica Theis”

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hello@jess.lu

+352 621 228 600

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