25 October - 21 November 2005
Fittingly situated amidst a flurry of consumer activity, David Clayton’s installation in the Kiosk is a mountainous pile of trash. Contained within the confines of the Kiosk, the trash becomes a reflection of contemporary existence on a minute scale - the trash is tiny, insignificant, in contrast to the reality of our collective waste. It conveys the disturbing reality of the ease with which we dispose of waste without a second thought. This work follows on from a series entitled ‘Zen Trashscapes’ where the artist filled small shallow boxes with aesthetically arranged miniature garbage bags as a play on desktop Zen rock gardens, miniature waterfalls, and such objects which tended to serve as ‘tranquility bandages’.