Trashcan

Installation
2006


The trashcans specially made and placed on intersections of different densities as a way of entering into the daily life of the high-tech park in a humane way.

These trashcans are normally “asleep”, and make some snoring sounds, with their lids closed. When someone wants to throw out a piece of trash, they must hit the trashcan, waking it up, whereupon it opens its mouth and stops yawning. Pedestrians can throw their trash inside. After several minutes, the trashcan closes again, continuing to sleep and yawn.

First displayed in City in Progress / Live from Zhang Jiang,Zhang Jiang High-Tech Park,Shanghai,China(2006)

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