mercoledì 1 dicembre 2010

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure. The Sprinkle Brigade .

Laughter and disgust. It’s the only response you can have towards The Sprinkle Brigade. The three-member collective was created in New York in 2005. “We officially began sprinklin’ in the winter months of that year, with the goal being to take the city’s most disgusting attribute - dog poo - and make it hilarious. By dressing it up, we were putting a new face on a tired, old, miserable subject,” they explain. “Since everyone has stumbled upon dog poo at one point or another in their life, the immediacy of seeing it decorated for the first time will leave a very lasting impression.”
None of them are dog owners. Instead, they walk around the “poop-heavy areas in the city” with props, looking for excretions to reinvent. It’s a slow process. “Sometimes trophy-winning ideas sit on the shelf for months because the shape isn’t right,” they muse. “You gotta be patient. It’s a great feeling when you see the perfect piece and it fits with the props.” They’ve dressed poo up to look like puppets, snails and, most disturbingly, birthday cakes.
Their work is a great comment on pushing our physical boundaries, questioning what we find revolting and funny, re-examining an ignored part of the street. “The streets are a form of public theatre. And dog poo is always cast as the enemy. It draws equal scorn and disgust from all who see it. Our goal is to reverse the curse and make it entertaining, while still reminding you that it shouldn’t be there in the first place.”

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