When we visited the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis this week, we were struck by the vividness of this work by members of the C-Lab (Columbia Laboratory for Architectural Broadcasting) including Jeffrey Inaba, Benedict Clouette, Matthew Clarke, Yi-han Can, Jesse Seegers and Andrew Shimomura. It’s a piece that ponders suburban living. They say:
It is said that a good way to understand a society is by studying its trash. The thought goes that in trash one can find exemplary evidence of the way a society lives: the things it consumes, the manner it consumes, and the means by which it consumes – an essential cross-section of everyday life. But we think there is as much to be said for the form used for trash as for the contents of trash.