We produce trash, are born from trash, and will turn back into trash- HA Schult
Hans-Jürgen Schult’s, known as HA Schult is a conceptual artist who often uses trash to create his art. In 1996 he created an art installation titled Trash People where he constructed one thousand life size ‘people’ made from crushed cans, electronic waste and other refuse from human consumption.
Originally shown in the Amphitheatre of Xanten located in the North Rhine-Westphalia state of Germany- the exhibition has traveled around the world and shown in Moscow’s Red Square, at the Great Wall of China, the Pyramids of Giza as well as Rome, New York, Barcelona, Brussels, and Antarctica.
In 2010, Mr. Schult created the world’s first hotel made of garbage as a commentary to Ocean pollution. The five bedroom hotel- Beach Garbage Hotel is located in Madrid and made of approximately 40% material found on the beaches of Spain, France, Germany, Italy and in the UK. The remainder of the hotel is made from artifacts found in garbage dumps and flea markets. Mr. Schults goes on to say that by creating this temporary home for tourists he hopes to bring attention to to the massive amount of waste generated by mass tourism in Europe.
Would you stay in the Beach Garbage Hotel?