In Love We Trash (project for the Istanbul Design Biennial 2012)
Inflatable bubble monster made out of plastics discarded during the mounting of the Istanbul 2012 Design Biennial.
The Bubble was not actually designed, its shape came out of the plastics actually available at the biennial when we arrived and the courtyard provided to be exhibited.
It is inflatedonly using twodomestic fans.
The same techniques and materials used to package and wrap were used to build the bubble, allowing us to finish it in one day work and for only a 10€ cost.Taking care of waste is an act of love that transforms it into something desirable instead of deplorable.
Using waste for building the bubble was a way of proposing a new way of looking at the biennale. No one thought about the waste as waste, not paying attention to it when discarding, neither once collected to be used as building material.
The bubble was projected to be used as an urban intervention dispositif. We invite anyone explore this tecnhique, improve it and use it for that purpose or others. Is cheap, easy and very available, since about 300 million plastic bags are discarded in Istanbul every year.
You can see a gallery with photos of the installation.