Wednesday, June 27, 2007

HA Schult 's Trash People

On converting trash into art, large scale:

German artist HA Schult took a really direct approach to reuse art in his 1996 'Trash People'
installation. Granted, they're all held together with Henkel adhesives (who interestingly enough both sponsor him and use him as advertising.. read their boasting here.) These 'people' have been traveling around the world for the past 10 years, and are spending this summer in Barcelona. Schult has been compared to Christo and Jeanne-Claude- although the only really strong resemblance is scale.

Taken from his website, a little rough due to the translation from German:

"We live in the trash time: we produce trash and we become trash. Therefore HA Schult's 'Trash People' are images of ourselves.

In 1996, when HA Schult has installed one thousand life sized 'Trash People', in the Amphitheatre of Xanten, the idea was born to send them around the world.

Like the pyramids of Giza send messages to us from times p
ast, HA Schult's 'Trash People' will travel as a 'now time expression' to the world's most important spots."

To read the whole text and see some of the places the Trash People have traveled, go here.

what ever will he do when the world runs out of trash? :)

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