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Watch Your Trash !

Recycled Plastic into Bales, 200 x 200 cm, 2016


“Watch your Trash!” was a site specific project based at MCAST Institute for the Creative Arts, Malta as part of a fine arts assignment. The unit was used to encourage exploratory work in response to a specific area. Hindering the students’ entrance lay 8 bales (sponsored by Wasteserv Malta) of compact recyclable trash, each weighing 800 kg. Read more

Watch Your Trash!, Recycled Plastic into Bales, 200 x 200 cm, 2016


“Watch your Trash!” was a site specific project based at MCAST Institute for the Creative Arts, Malta as part of a fine arts assignment. The unit was used to encourage exploratory work in response to a specific area. Hindering the students’ entrance lay 8 bales (sponsored by Wasteserv Malta) of compact recyclable trash, each weighing 800 kg. 180 days of accumulated school trash make up 8 bales. By not having a recycling system 6400kg of recyclable goods are being wasted every 6 months. This work was strategically placed just outside the main entrance so that everyone at the school could notice and interact with it by having to pass by it or through it. This narrow passageway was done purposely to create a claustrophobic environment. The compression-like sound emanating from a strategically placed sound system enhanced the multisensory experience. Richard Serra, a site specific artist, was the inspiration behind the idea to take people away from their usual route. Rubbish smells, rubbish is a hazard! My work aims to highlight what is going on in the world around us. Back to artwork