july 28, 2012
Trading your trash for museum tickets sounds like a good deal to us, especially if said garbage will be made into art. Luzinterruptus is back with a new installation "Plastic garbage guarding the museum," which continues their winning streak of urban installations that light up their surroundings while illuminating environmental issues.
The work was installed outside the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. After collecting around 5,000 plastic bags, the team picked the most vibrant ones for the work; the colorful plastic was filled with air, piled up in a dumpster and lit up from within, looking more like divine hard candy than trash. Soon, however, the bags deflated and began to decompose after the four month installation. The visual devolution of the work symbolized the fading glamor of the bags as symbols of consumption and waste, actualizing the environmentally damaging effects of mindless consumption.
As the final touch, Luzinterruptus gave visitors a floating, illuminated plastic bag for them to take away and carry with them throughout the city, in their words, "filling the sky with small plasticized full moons."
via: huff post arts
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