Producciones invisibles Basket!

Description:
Installation / intervention, archive-recycled paper, trash bin. Image © Producciones Invisibles. Used here by kind permission from the artists. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007

Producciones invisibles Basket!

Description:
Installation / intervention, archive-recycled paper, trash bin. Image © Producciones Invisibles. Used here by kind permission from the artists. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007

Producciones invisibles Basket!

Description:
Installation / intervention, archive-recycled paper, trash bin. Image © Producciones Invisibles. Used here by kind permission from the artists. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007

Producciones invisibles Basket!

Description:
Installation / intervention, archive-recycled paper, trash bin. Image © Producciones Invisibles. Used here by kind permission from the artists. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007

Producciones invisibles Basket!

Description:
Installation / intervention, archive-recycled paper, trash bin. Image © Producciones Invisibles. Used here by kind permission from the artists. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007

Producciones invisibles Cesta!

Description:
Installation / intervention, archive-recycled paper, trash bin. Image © Producciones Invisibles. Used here by kind permission from the artists. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007

Producciones invisibles Cesta!

Description:
Installation / intervention, archive-recycled paper, trash bin. Image © Producciones Invisibles. Used here by kind permission from the artists. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007

Producciones invisibles Cesta!

Description:
Installation / intervention, archive-recycled paper, trash bin. Image © Producciones Invisibles. Used here by kind permission from the artists. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007

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The word in Spanish used to name the trash bin is “cesta”. But this same word is also used to express success, for example when one throws a paper ball into the trash bin and lands inside.

A store located in a commercial alley of Bogotá has been packed with wrinkled paper balls. These balls surround a trash bin and they press it against the window allowing passersby to observe its empty bottom.

Upon a series of visits to recycling companies in search of materials we were confronted to huge amounts of trash. Our bodies felt minuscule surrounded by so many mountains of archive paper. As we walked around we had to wonder why so many efforts are constantly submerged, buried under the suspicious weight of some accepted final results. Even though the thin but consistent surface of our society is based on the common agreement of certain things being values, achievements, and successes and others being failures, mistakes and trash, it comes as no surprise that everything we try to hide or disappear could also carry some unexpected value or an unforeseen use. Trash then appears as just a byproduct of laziness.

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Producciones invisibles was conformed by Adrián Villa and Carolina Pinzón in 2004. They have mainly realized in situ interventions, ephemeral architecture projects and video installations that focused on the limits and contingencies between space and being, place and individual, inhabiting and building. Their work has been exhibited in several countries in South America and Europe. Currently based...