Waste Management

8 min, video, silent, color, 2006

Waste Management reflects upon what is considered valuable and what is disposable, and what or who might be affected by that process of selection. This project is especially pertinent in the context of the contemporary city, where reconstruction is the ruling imperative. The artist turns a dumpster upside down, transforming its interior space into a cinema; a suitable container for his subject matter. The video inside — a series of deadpan interventions performed in garbage cans, dumpsters, and on the sidewalk — expresses the gamut of waste disposal and recycling situations. Like his previous work, this piece obliquely articulates the resistant potential in everyday experiences.


Installation views at Battery Park, 2006
photo documentation by James Shanks

Waste Management (Green Garbage Can), photograph, variable dimensions, 2006
Waste Management (Green Dumpster), photograph, variable dimensions, 2006
Waste Management (Iron Table), photograph, variable dimensions, 2006

Waste Management, installation views at Battery Park, 2006
photo documentation by James Shanks

Waste Management, installation in progress at Battery Park, 2006



Waste Management, 8 min video, silent, color, 2006



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