Help us launch the largest TRASH installation in a new city.
The daily task of creating waste is mundane, thoughtless and arguably necessary. We all do it. But it does not have to be this way. It can be transformed into a collective art practice that is expressive, informed and sustainable. And that’s a fundamental goal of the TRASH project: creating an inspiring experience and refining the democratic nature of waste creation.
Imagine going through your day, turning the corner, and experiencing a new field of color that changes your point of view.
So how does TRASH work?
TRASH is a project for urban beautification and environmental awareness. It asks participants to throw out their trash using artist designed, biodegradable bags instead of the traditional black bags in order to generate a public art installation. It was launched in NYC in 2008 with 4,000 bags and included installations in Harlem, LES, SoHo, West Village, Brooklyn, and the Meatpacking District. www.trashproject.biz
Since its launch, TRASH has become an engaging platform for self-expression and collaboration in communities. The beauty of the project lies in the synergy. TRASH allows the public to become an integral part of environmental expression, thus TRASH is really everyone’s project. Recently, we have been invited to produce the project on a much grander scale in Europe and the Americas. We need your support to grow and share it with new cities around the world. Please take a look at our rewards and help us produce the biggest and longest public art installation to date.
The BIG ASK for TRASH 2013
We need your support to help facilitate the re-launch of this project as a global initiative.
TRASH currently has four color ways. We are planning a new polka-dot pattern and new colors for the bags, we would like try a few new things. The bags will be biodegradable because that’s how we like to get wasted. As of now, the location for the first installation will remain undisclosed. We will announce in the UPDATES section the first city to get TRASHED at the end of the Kickstarter campaign to all our supporters.
With your support we will be able to:
- Introduce new color ways
- Manufacture biodegradable bags
- Launch the project globally
- Organize the largest installation to date: 25,000 bags
So please, check out our cool rewards and share this project with your friends and family. Every ounce of support is greatly appreciated! If you have any questions, please let us know we would love to answer them.
TRASH project - City bag
45 Gallon, 2 mil, 35x50 in.
TRASH project - Studio bag
13 gallon, .9 mil, 24x29 in
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The main challenge for this this project lies in logistics. TRASH can only be produced in cities that have a sanitation code of curbing garbage in plastic trash liners. This may be limiting, but fortunately the cities that have invited us to organize the project have the same sanitation policy as NYC.
The other obstacle is that the bags are a bit more costly than normal, due to color and printing. More advanced notice is required and shipping costs can escalate because of the weight.
Where is the fun in an easy project?? In the 4 years of running the project we have completed 10 installations and understand routine obstacles in organizing each installation. This will be our largest and longest install thus far.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on November 18, 2012.
Oct 19, 2012 - Nov 18, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $15 or more
Receive a postcard with an official announcement of the installation and a blooper video. We could have deleted the left over footage but its just too funny. Why be wasteful when you can laugh at it.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $25 or more
Receive 1 City bag and 1 Studio bag (pink and new installation color) along with the mailed postcard announcing the new installation and the blooper video.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013Add $16 to ship outside the US
Pledge $35 or more
Receive 2 City and 3 Studio bags (pink and new installation color). As with the reward above we will also mail you the postcard announcing the new installation and the blooper video.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013Add $16 to ship outside the US
Pledge $85 or more
The TRASH tote. Inside the tote you will find a TRASH pile project kit: includes 5 City and 5 Studio bags (pink and new installation colors) as well as TRASH pins and stickers. We will also include the blooper video and the postcard announcing the new installation.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013Add $45 to ship outside the US
Pledge $185 or more
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Receive the Sinlge print - 8x8 in. (unframed). Please specify which one you'd like. This reward also includes the TRASH tote with all the goodies inside. "goodies" = TRASH pile project kit, stickers, and pinsEstimated delivery: Feb 2013Ships within the US only
Pledge $350 or more
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Receive a signed Grid print - 16x16 in. (unframed) + the TRASH tote with all the goodies inside.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013Ships within the US only
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
A studio visit with the artist in NY and a signed 16x20 in. print (unframed) from the first installation in New York (pictured left) along with the TRASH tote with all the goodies inside.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $3,000 or more
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A studio visit with the artist in NY and a private invitation for you and a guest to the after-party of the installation. You will also receive a set of three 16x20 in. prints (unframed) from the upcoming installation and the TRASH tote.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
If your serious about getting wasted, enjoy an invitation to the studio in NY, a private walk through of the project in the new city, dinner and the after-party. You will also receive a signed 24x36 in. print (framed) from the new installation and the TRASH tote with all the good stuff inside.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013