where my trashies at, yo?

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Garblogging can be a thrilling pastime, but I couldn’t do it without your encouragement and active participation. Thanks to all who have been clicking through as I’ve launched everyday trash these past couple of weeks, thanks to the artists whose work I’ve been reposting and thanks especially to the peanut gallery for the snarky commentary. Please, please, keep it coming!

A reminder on the rules of the game: comments are very welcome, as are tips, feedback and suggestions for future items, new entries are posted at least daily and all posts relate to trash.

3 Responses to “where my trashies at, yo?”

  1. Stephanie Vevers Says:

    Greetings! I’ll be a trashy co-garblogger! -found this call in an email listing today.

    It’s about building cultural exchange; this year by using “Waste” as a theme for international collaboration by artists, crossing mediums/disciplines. Any takers?

    CESTA, Czech Republic, call for proposals, deadline November 15

    WASTE
    CESTA’s 12th Arts Festival of International, Interdisciplinary Collaborations http://www.cesta.cz August 2007

    “The greatest wastes are unused talents and untried ideas.” – William Shakespeare

    Without question, waste is a polemic. We treat the object with abandon and the concept with contempt. But waste is full of complexities, and resting in these complexities are dichotomies, integral to development.

    We can consider waste as:

    everyone’s
    something
    valued
    product
    natural
    necessary
    beneficial
    an icon for growth
    a harbinger of the future

    AND

    no one’s
    nothing
    ignored
    by-product
    artificial
    useless
    toxic
    a monument to decay
    a residuum of history

    For WASTE, CESTA invites artists in all disciplines to collaborate in creating works which seek to define the origins, ramifications, uses and abuses of one the most ubiquitous and prevalent elements in our behavior and environment.

    CESTA’s festival themes and parameters of cross-national interdisciplinary collaborations represent the center’s commitment to improving communication through creative expression. We base our selection of artists on a review of applications resulting from our annual open call. Applicants request CESTA to connect them with one or more collaboration partners or apply as a pre-formed collaboration group.

    For WASTE all final festival collaboration groups must be:
    a) Cross-national: more than one nationality
    b) Interdisciplinary: more than one artistic medium
    c) Collaborative: conceptualizing and creating interdependent artistic work
    AND must contain work created exclusively for WASTE.
    Festival Application Deadline: November 15, 2006 (postmarked for material submitted by post)

    The resulting festival will be in August 2007.

    For application guidelines, forms or other information, please visit our website or contact us at:

    CESTA
    Novakova 387, Tabor 39001, Czech Republic
    tel: +420-381-258-004
    cesta@mbox.vol.cz
    http://www.cesta.cz


    Added note:
    -In looking further into this festival/undertaking, I discovered a previous U.S. participant committed to undermining attitudes that allow us to consider other people as “waste”:
    Ruth Sergel, ( http://www.streetpictures.com/belle/directors.html ) who made a film “Belle” focusing on women of the boardwalk [coney island or brighton beach?]
    “…a subversive fable of old age and beauty. A short film that explores the intersection of age, race, and our expectations of others.”
    from the Director’s Statement:
    “…how do we engage with those people who are not all we would have them be? An easier film would demand that Belle learn from her mistakes and find redemption. Instead, it is her audience that is asked to confront their own assumptions in a world where individuals are always more complex and astonishing than films would have us believe.”

  2. everydaytrash Says:

    Wow, what a fantastic find, thanks for commenting and for sharing this goldmine of art and trash and art from trash!

  3. waste fest 2007 « everyday trash Says:

    [...]   If you blog it, they will come!  Today has been a great one for comments (new ones are peppered throughout the blog, so check out the archives).  The gold star goes to the trashie who alterted us to an upcoming, international, artistic, trash-related event called WASTE organized by a Czech collective called CESTA.  Applications are due November 15th, so you creative types might want to start your plotting ASAP. [...]

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