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Fill

Fill is an interactive performance and sculptural work which follows the cardboard box from dumpster to performance object to landfill. Fill begins as artists collect boxes form local shopping centers; these boxes are used in a performance in which a crowd spontaneulsy fills or encircles a space; the work cioncluds with the deconstruction of the scultupre, and delivery of the boxes to the recycling facility or landfill.

In engaging the public to fill or surround a space with thousand of “containers” of familiar consumer objects the work reflects on the volume and saturation of contemporary consumption. The boxes’ delivery to the landfill/recycling facility, in turn, dwarfs the impressive collection as it is swallowed in a greater mass of waste and recyclables.

Fill was commissioned for Arts Triangle Residency at TWU in Denton, Texas, as a project to integrate performance, visual art and music.

Link to vimeo: Fill from Shua Group.