The dig for the Atari dump in the Alamagordo, New Mexico desert started today. It didn't take long to find
what they were looking for
Harold is the keeper of local dump.
Most days will find Harold with a tie on, helping those who have a problem getting their garbage into the dumpsters, or their recyclables into the bin. He often has a guitar strung across his back.
is pretty much exactly what it sounds like, a collection of "the best, funniest or coolest images" from a given month
, as curated by a 19-year-old Dutch kid named Marco Kuiper
are marketing the Washlet
in America. A nicely designed site without any scatological references. Possibly NSFW intro. [flash]
The SF Dump's Artist in Residence Program
currently features Sudhu Tewari
and Nome Edonna
but will be welcoming Ellen Babcock
and Nathaniel Tookey
shortly. Its an idea that's been around for a little while
"Many artists find and recycle materials in their art, but no one else has this much material to pick from," says Program Director Paul Fresina.
The 2,000-square-foot art studio is located at SF Recycling & Disposal, Inc.'s Solid Waste Transfer and Recycling Center
. The 44-acre site is where most of San Francisco's garbage and recyclables are temporarily dumped before going to a landfill or recycling plant. Throughout a residency, each artist talks to young students and adult tour groups about the experience of turning trash into treasures. Previously and via.
While it's a shame that contemporary "art" seems to require some form of bodily waste product in order to be considered an act of genius, I have to say that this particular one is fascinating. It eats a meal, digests it, and then ... does the obvious.
at the landfill. There are plenty of "found object" artists out there, but in this particularly enlightened recycling program, the Sanitary Fill Company pitches in to the process in a big way.