Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Trash Talk: The Art of Other People's Garbage

I'm involved in an exhibit this Saturday at Labspace studio in Toronto (the corner of Pape and Queen) called 'Trash Talk'. Basically myself and three other artists dived into people's trash in The Annex this autumn to find items that tell stories about the people of the neighbourhood.

We found some pretty lascivious things; it's amazing what kind of legal documents people will leave on the curb without thinking of shredding them. Not that we're interested in invading people's privacy of course; all intimate details have been redacted.

We took the best three objects we found and conducted interviews with regular people, asking them for their take on the trash's significance. This is a show about the voyeurism of sorting through things that strangers have thrown away.

You'll have a chance to see the objects in person, listen to the interviews we conducted and make your own judgements about why these things were thrown away and by whom.

The show runs from Saturday, November 21st to December 21st. The opening night reception is on Saturday from 8AM to 1AM; the main exhibit is called 'Monosaic' and 'Trash Talk' is an extra installation. The facebook group for 'Trash Talk' is here.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE THIS IDEA! Wish I could be there! :} Lyd