Trash: Play-fill

   
   
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Play-fill 2011
the new children's museum of San Diego
Oct 15, 2011 - Sept 2013


Multi-media installation using a dumpster as a playground and landfill as backdrop, with videos of trash rain and Pile of Trash San Diego a Narrative following anthropomorphic Trash from Miramar Landfill, through downtown San Diego to Balboa Park the former landfill. READ Play-fill description.

     
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Dumpster Play-set 2011

Dumpster (roll-off tub container) with used tire climb, trash can slide, Miramar Landfill backdrop photo wall print, dumpster interior Trash Rain video room, Pile of Trash San Diego video, and vinyl stuffed trash bags.

     
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Trash Rain Video 2011

Trash Bag of collected neighborhood trash thrown out of Sollars' 2nd story window. Trash Rain plays on a screen in the ceiling of the Dumpster Playset interior.

     
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Pile of Trash San Diego Video 2011

Narrative following anthropomorphic Trash from Mirmar Landfill, through downtown San Diego to Balboa Park the former landfill where they encounter a group of children. Additional Cinematography by: Mingzhao Dong

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Special Thanks to the Miramar Landfill and the City of San Diego Environmental Services Department (Dennis Williams, Public Information Officer)

Special Thanks to Trash People: Joshua Aaron, Matt Bradley, Elizabeth Chaney, Teresa Grame, J Noland, Katherine Powers, and Emily Sevier

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Special Thanks to Children: Anayali, Elliott, Grayson, Landon, Logan, Meyanah, Mya, Nicolas, Oliver, Rianah, Theodore, and Zeek

Commissioned by The New Children’s Museum

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Trash: Fun for Kids at The New Children's Museum
NBC San Diego

A new exhibit at the New Children's Museum will make you think twice before taking out the garbage. Trash is an exhibition designed to empower kids to be agents of change in their households. Teagle explains:Chris has asked kids to pretend that they’re a piece of trash...
     
 
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Turning Trash Into Art
By Angela Corone
KPBS San Diego &
PBS Newshour Art Beat

And garbage bags can come to life, as in artist Chris Sollars' work. Sollars' installation "Playfill" includes a video of walking trash bags. Teagle explains:Chris has asked kids to pretend that they’re a piece of trash...