Who could have thought that discarded washing machines could form the basis of an artwork? The Portuguese artists’ collective Teatro Metaphora did: they used dozens of washing machine drums for their hanging installation 'Midnight Summer Dream' and illuminated them in 5 different colours.
Cultural foundation Teatro Metaphora was founded in 2009 by a group of friends who live and work on the Portuguese island of Madeira. They organise not only (local and international) art projects but also theatre performances in which they try to stimulate creativity and social involvement. They always use theatrical elements in their artworks to make viewers aware of the importance of sustainability and upcycling in a light and cheerful way, and often ask for participation from the audience.