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|Notes:||"An Alphabet City Media book."
"Artists and writers investigate the proposition that we are what we throw away"--P.  of cover.
More fluff : Karilee Fuglem's photographs reveal complex worlds within dust bunnies -- Streets of trash : Toronto trash flaneur Lisa Rochon wanders the streets, shooting as she goes -- Uncle Fernando's Garbage Triptych : Priscila Uppal's poems portray her uncle, known in Brasilia as "Dr. Garbage" -- Pliez : Susan Coolen collects paper airplanes from the streets of Montreal and other cities -- Sad chairs : Gay Hawkins wonders what happens when wasted things hang around, refusing to go away -- Trashed space : Nina-Marie Lister photographs urban waste spaces and makes the case for their reinvention -- In out -- The harbingers : in Nyla Matuk's fiction the year is 2029 and something is awry in China's zero-waste cities -- Recycling : Edward Burtynsky photographs recycling facilities in China and Ontario -- Message in a bottle : mass-scale trash is the outcome of our economic system, argues Heather Rogers -- Airspace : a photographic report by Pierre Belanger describes the ecologies and economies of landfilling in Michigan -- Media in the dump : Jennifer Gabrys reports on the residues from our digital devices -- Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove : Kristan Horton recreates - in tiny trash assemblages - frames from the Kubrick classic -- The ethical artifact : on trash : trash marks the limits of knowledge, argues Barry Allen -- Prototypes : Brian Jungen dissects and reassembles consumer products in order to simulate more ancient forms -- Utopia cleaners : gleaners help us find the utopian energies of what has been cast aside, says Tina Kendall -- Sound suits : Nick Cave's wearable artworks are built from found materials and make sounds when animated by the wearer -- Refuse/refused : in Priya Sarukkai Chabria's poems the discarded - a worm, an old woman, a shard of mirror - speak -- The missing daughters of Juarez : Rachael Cassells travels to Juarez to photograph the mothers of murdered Mexican girls : interviews and translations by Esteban Sheridan -- Plastikos : Susana Reisman photographs the vacuum-formed packaging used to display consumer goods -- Slough : a poem by Mani Rao explores this corporeal premise : "the new skins you grow are slough".
|Description:||281 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 17 cm.|
|Series Title:||Alphabet city (Toronto, Ont.), no. 11.|
|Responsibility:||edited by John Knechtel.|
"And we'll be lucky if anyone remembers us as well as the earth remembers our garbage. - Priscilla Uppal, from "Uncle Fernando's Garbage Triptych," in Trash"