Posts Tagged ‘#DDD2011’

Decorative Dumpster Day Roundup

Monday, May 2, 2011

DDD 2011

So, to recap:

Thanks to all the DDD posters and to unconsumption and Art for Housewives for celebrating with us!

Decorative Dumpster Day #2: Mac Premo’s Dumpster Project

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Remember the dumpster video I shared a couple weeks back? (Thanks, Rebecca for sending this my way).

Well, I was so intrigued by The Dumpster Project that I looked the artist and asked for an interview. It turns out his studio is just around the corner from global headquarters in Brooklyn. More to come from that conversation (I am en route to Peru today and can’t access my notes).

In the meantime, track The Dumpster Project online. Displaced from his studio, artist Mac Premo decided to catalog and meticulously curate an autobiographical dumpster encompassing the myriad sentimental objects he has collected over his lifetime as a collage artist, animator, commercial director, carpenter, father and all-around pack rat.

Examples of objects to be dumpstered include:

One of his daughter Frieda's first shoes

And a bandage from the time he tore off a fingernail.

Premo plans to construct his dumpster for optimal public viewing and is currently documenting each piece to go in it on the blog. The piece will either tour the country or be left out for trash collection. Regardless of what the future holds, we LOVE this project at and will be tracking its progress regularly. To see Premo’s autobiographical collection of objects, New Yorkers can stop by during the annual Atlantic Avenue Art Walk, June 4 and 5.

Happy Decorative Dumpster Day, trashies!

Decorative Dumpster Day: #1 Dumpster Bienniel

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Today is Decorative Dumpster Day—a day to examine the sometimes elaborate containers we use to store our waste—hosted by Olympia Dumpster Divers, Visible Trash and

Other participating blogs this year include Brooklyn Spaces, unconsumption, Lady Bug Circus, La Joie de Vivre, Beth Evans-Ramos, and Art for Housewives. Check them out!


There are just too many decorative dumpsters to contain to a single post, so is celebrating #DDD2011 in a couple installments. #1 is The Dumpster Biennale, an exhibition of customized wooden dumpsters in Australia. The show was part of the Street Dreams Urban Art Festival not this year, but last.

Dumpster Biennale

The dumpsters were little. And adorable. And a perfect fit for #DDD201. Check out this collection of photos on Facebook, and these images here on Flickr via witness 1.

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