We are building a mobile trash analysis laboratory, publishing a book of photographs and having a multi-media exhibition.
Read more about our campaign and support it on Kickstarter.
The project started in October of 2011 when I was invited to participate in the Recycled Artist-in-Residency (RAIR) in Philadelphia. Taking advantage of this unique opportunity, I invited Carlos, Austen, Stacey and Raul to join the project. Everyone’s unique backgrounds (respectively: photography, sound, biology and video)) added to the complexity of the project. During the course of a weekend hundreds of objects, photographs sound recordings we collected and made. After narrowing the best 100 objects down the images were categorized using a similar technique as the Phylogenetic Tree of Life.
Since October we’ve continued the project by publishing a book of the original 100 objects and creating a website. The project has received recognition on the James L. Knight Foundation website and in March 2012 we were invited to have a show at the Art Gallery at City Hall in Philadelphia. The Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts (DCCA), a museum in Wilmington, has invited us to have an exhibition in April of this year.
Funding from kickstarter will be used in 3 ways: