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Diverticulum

Intending to irritate, Diverticulum compares landfill waste stream function to human waste function.

Diverticulum #1

Intending to irritate, Diverticulum compares landfill waste stream function to human waste function. Installations are made of landfill objects which are returned to the landfill post-exhibition. The momentary exhibition seeks to irritate as does an inflamed colon pouch in the medical condition of diverticulitis.

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Given access to the Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Center located on Dimeo Lane off Highway 1, north of Santa Cruz, I was overwhelmed with incongruities in the material flow. Paramount, was the amount of useable objects. Diverticulum #1 included some tires showing no observable marks of use, with some retaining labels for retail sale. Diverticulum #2 consisted of threaded objects including nuts and bolts also revealing no observable marks of use—some were in original retail packaging.

Diverticulum #2

Diverticulum #2