Trash animals, an installation of protest by Bordalo II
Bordalo II is a Portuguese artist and activist who created "Wild Wild Waste", a work of protest against environmental pollution.
Artur Bordalo, known as Bordalo II, is a Portuguese artist and eco-activist who created an ambitious installation called “Wild Wild Waste”. The immersive project covers about 10,000 square meters and seems to represent a sort of zoo, made up animal sculptures composed by most disparate waste. The work was exhibited at Life Is Beautiful Festival, in the center of Las Vegas in Nevada and was created in collaboration with Zappos and the global creative house Justkids, which is curator Charlotte Dutoit, who states:
“Bordalo is inspired by the rejected, the broken, the wasted, somehow our everyday; With the trash we refuse to be responsible for he creates a fantastic installation that is playful and, furthermore that question our relation to waste and our responsibility”.
The objects that make up the Trash Animals of Bordalo II have been taken from desolate areas in cities such as abandoned factories, demolition sites, recycling centers, and bins.
Perhaps inside zoos should be only these trash animals and not the real ones, which are often treated as if they were objects.