brian jungen: carapace made from plastic recycling containers brian jungen: carapace made from plastic recycling containers
feb 10, 2013

brian jungen: carapace made from plastic recycling containers

carapace, 2009industrial waste bins11.63′ x 26.25′ x 21.9′ photo © mathieu génoncourtesy of the artist, casey kaplan gallery

 

 

brian jungen is known for taking mass-produced objects – from monobloc plastic chairs to hockey equipment – and transforming them into large scale works which explore his native culture in the context of today’s contemporary consumerist society and state of globalization.the canadian artist’s sculptural installation ‘carapace’ draws its form directly from its name. the ‘turtle shell’ is composed of numerous industrial waste and recycling bins that create a domed shelter which individuals are invited to enter and experience from within.

 

 

double ended entry into the ‘carapace’photo © mathieu génon / frac des pays de la loirecourtesy of the artist, casey kaplan gallery

 

 

brian jungen carapace made from plastic recycling binsnumerous industrial recycling and waste bins are arranged to create the domed structureimage © brian jungen

 

 

image © brian jungen

 

 

brian jungen carapace made from plastic recycling binsexteriorphoto © mathieu génoncourtesy of the artist, casey kaplan gallery

 

 

brian jungen carapace made from plastic recycling binsa look at the systematic arrangement of the containersphoto © mathieu génon / frac des pays de la loirecourtesy of the artist, casey kaplan gallery

 

 

photo © mathieu génon / frac des pays de la loirecourtesy of the artist, casey kaplan gallery

 

 

another ‘carapace’ interpretationimage courtesy of catriona jeffries gallery

 

 

image courtesy of catriona jeffries gallery

 

  • I’d rather the recycling containers be utilized for recycling– their intended purpose. Most cities do not have enough containers for waste collections.

    Mary Anne Enriquez says:
  • such a cool and brilliant concept!
    However, I can’t figure out what happens if it rains or snows heavily? how does one remove the water inside the bins? And, could one consider building using the bins the other way around and maybe utilise the space for storage etc?

    Honestly, have I missed something? Still a fabulous concept.

    lorraine du plessis says:
  • Reminds me of the conference room at Chiat-Day at Venice Beach temporary offices in the 1980s.

    Geoff Bush says:
  • A Native name for the planet is Turtle Island. Empty shell of plastic. Brian does it again.

    Sammie McDougald says:

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