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Author: John Knechtel
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007.
Series: Alphabet city (Toronto, Ont.), no. 11.
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Looking at how we are defined by what we waste, this work surveys a terrain that ranges from micro (a typology of dust bunnies) to macro (studies of landfill design and the trashed space of urban brownfield sites). It investigates the logic of trash as it is applied to humans.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Knechtel
ISBN: 0262113015 9780262113014
OCLC Number: 71843970
Notes: "An Alphabet City Media book."
"Artists and writers investigate the proposition that we are what we throw away"--P. [4] 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.

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"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"

 
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