BORDALO II PARODY ZOO INSTALLATION WILD WILD WASTE
Site Specific art
Project: Life Is Beautiful Art Motel
Location: 1950’s Former Motel
Artist: Bordalo II
Service: Curation, development, production, Cultural Place-making
Portuguese activist and ecologic artist Artur Bordalo, known around the world as Bordalo II, has delivered his most ambitious trash animal installation to date: Wild Wild Waste. Powered by Zappos.com, the installation debuted a 10,000 square feet world of trash on display during Life Is Beautiful Festival’s in Downtown Las Vegas, curated and produced by Justkids.
Wild Wild Waste is an eye-popping zoo parody with aims to draw attention to a current global problem, human waste production and the commodification of animal habitats, all the while offering viewers the ultimate destination for a creative funhouse. The project has been prepared in secrecy during 5 weeks in an abandoned Motel of the original Downtown Las Vegas. Justkids curator, Charlotte Dutoit explained “Bordalo is inspired by the rejected, the broken, the wasted, somehow our everyday; With the trash we refuse to be responsible for he creates a fantastic installation that is playful and, furthermore that question our relation to waste and our responsibility”.
Visitors: +150,000 Life is Beautiful Festival Attendees + urban Footprint of Las Vegas
Artworks created: 6