Trash People by HA Schult

HA Schult’s Trash PeopleMost of our recycling-stuff-into-art posts so far have been rather crafty so here is something at the more fine art end of the scale.

Despite the exhibition being around for a decade, I’ve some how managed to miss HA Schult’s ‘Trash People’.

This army of 1000 figures – made from crushed cans, electronic waste and other rubbish – has stood in public spaces in Rome, Barcelona, Moscow, New York, Paris – and even dotted along the Great Wall of China.
HA Schult’s Trash People

The pictures show you the detail but it takes a video (or the very long shots on Schult’s website) to show you the scale – the amount of the figures. The video below shows someone walked around the Cologne, Germany exhibition.

A very cool display – and hopefully one that got people thinking more creatively about their rubbish, or at least thinking about not producing so much.

(Creative Commons Attribution photos from dbking on Flickr – bigger pictures available on there too)

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One Response to “Trash People by HA Schult”


  1. megane says:

    ses bien mais vous pouvez mettre la definition de trash peopole



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