Wednesday 29 March 2017

Artist in plea for dusty donations

Householders have been urged to collect dust and send it to an artist
Householders have been urged to collect dust and send it to an artist

Art lovers are being asked to donate dust to be made into bricks for a new exhibition.

Serena Korda will make 500 bricks as part of a show at the Wellcome Collection in London called Dirt: the filthy reality of everyday life.

She said: "I need people's dust, from the tops of their book shelves to the corners of their bedrooms. Let's face it, you don't have to look far to find a pile of dust gathering somewhere: I want people to collect it for me, pop it in a special dust collection envelope and become part of a time capsule. Watch as I transform the almost invisible into the palpable: a brick."

She added that she was inspired by Victorian-era Londoners who recycled dust and dirt from the city to make bricks.

The bricks will be buried after the exhibition ends next August.

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