- 3:45 pm - Wed, Aug 22, 2012
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Imprint makes the case that Aesthetic Apparatus are “putting a new spin on up-cycling.”
Seeking inspiration for a workshop, the duo, revered creators of band posters and brand identities alike, began collecting trash along Minneapolis’s Midtown Greenway, a 5.5-mile bicycle and pedestrian path. Ibarra and Byzewski took the litter they gathered—plastic shopping bags, public-transit transfer cards, and foil chip pouches—and created collages that they subsequently silk-screened.
One piece from the ongoing project, titled “Greenway Clean-up Collection Collage” (above), juxtaposes the remains of a crumpled Marlboro cigarette pack with frayed candy wrappers. In its forensic, slightly abstracted framing of packaging detritus, the piece feels like an homage to Pop Art.
On a practical level, the project raises awareness about litter while simultaneously reducing trash in the Greenway. And sales of the limited-edition prints benefit the Midtown Greenway Coalition, an advocacy organization that helped to build the path.
More at: Still Life with Trash