Thanks-Giver

The project examines our daily behaviour in relation to the issues of ecology and sustainability in the age of the Anthropocene.

Thanks-Giver is an inflatable human figure acting in the process of closing the lid of a trash bin. An inviting and thankful figure is made out of a (recycled) plastic bag and is mounted on the lid of a trash bin. Thanks-Giver seeks to increase recycling by engaging in a trash throwing activity. After the completion of the throwing act, the inflatable human-figure says "Thank You" with its expressive body language - due to instant inflation and paid obeisance and some sort of slow bending down movement.

Thank You for recycling! The project is developed and exhibited at Urban Tools, MejanArch, 2010.