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TRASH by Ha Schult

HA Schult, born 1939 in parchim, macklenburg is a german installation, happening and conceptual artist known primarily for his object and performance art and more specifically his work with garbage.

Trash People. in twenty containers they roam around the world like refugees of the consumer society. the trash people are images of ourselves. we produce trash and we will become trash. today’s Coca-Cola bottle is the Roman archeological found of tomorrow.


the pyramids of the present are the garbage dumps. on them the consumer society lets grow the blossoms to flowers of civilization. the children of Coca-Cola and Vietnam, of Red Bull and Beirut skip 6000 years of history.


the poor collect the trash of the rich, the more poor men collect the trash of the poor. and the most poor men dig a hole in the sahara for warming up with the hungry fire of the garbage. over all is the black sound cloud of barking hell dogs. at the end it will be covered by sand and a year later a gulf hotel will be constructed there. HA Schult, 1999