'Landfilles/dis-(p)lay waste' will expose our "daily-throwaways" into quantity and size, and further bring the refuse into consciousness through the experience of audiolizing/visualizing. It offers an alternative reflection on disposables and recycling as it recycles not only waste materials but also the intended uses of audio and video technologies.

LandFilles is a public participatory "install-action" project by Katherine Liberovskaya (Canada/U.S.) and Keiko Uenishi (U.S./Japan), with observations of the recycling feedback system in the city and upcycling movement in mind. It is a durational installation-performance that is conceived to take place over a period of several days.

The first phase: Collection & Construction

Collection of empty clear plastic bottles (by donations from visitors and collection tours through sidewalks and curbs.)
Construction of a structure/environment from recycled materials (transparent plastic bottles.)
The second phase: Live processes / Performance

Assembled with help from visitors, the resulting structure becomes, in the third phase, an "instrument" serving as basis for multi-channel/projection audiovisual performances with live processes. Uenishi interacts with the environment of accumulated waste through audio-feedback, deriving sounds from the hollows and shapes as if reading through the temporal geography, whilst Liberovskaya uses surveillance cameras, analog monitors and projectors to interact through video-feedback.

The third phase: Demolition + Give-away

After the third phase is completed, the structures made out of the re(up)cycled bottles will be torn down and given away to all of you!

For documentation of this piece on-line please visit:

'Landfilles/dis-(p)lay waste' was made possible with the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

Artists' links:
o.blaat (Keiko Uenishi)

Katherine Liberovskaya
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