Excreta Exhibit: July 2014
The theme is The Excreta Exhibit. Put on display what you usually throw away.Like the janitor James Hampton building a throne room out of gum wrappers, shards of metal, and broken lightbulbs that he found at his work (The Thrown of the Third Heaven of the Nation's Millenium Assembly), make a treasure out of trash. Write a poem out of the eighth grade diary entries you wrote while listening to Stone Temple Pilots, make a collage of Margaret Thatcher's face from junk mail and advertisements, or write a song using tin cans as a makeshift glockenspiel. Whatever you do, create something out of what you waste. Use the words wheelbarrow, fur (with an umlaut), and taciturn.
“Garbage Is, always. We will die, civilization will crumble, life as we know it will cease to exist, but trash will endure, and there it was on the street, our ceaselessly erected, ceaselessly broken cenotaphs to ephemera and disconnection and unquenchable want.”
― Robin Nagle, Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City
Sunday, July 20th at 6:00pm potluck, 7:00pm start.