Ta-da! The results of "After//Shelf//Life", an outdoor installation that explores the afterlife of art debris in the context of sustainability. The work, a collaboration between Long Museum, Scribble Studio and 笔锯匠新, is introspective into how we define waste.
Perfect sunny weather drew curious crowds of people over to the strange wooden boxes covered in fragile stamps, raw unfinished pieces of wood, and the industrial shredder laid out in the plaza of our West Bund location. These are the results of a month long exercise considering the value of waste. With careful planning, designing and prototyping, we took the "trash" from the Long Museum’s warehouse and upcycled it. The exercise was realised in the form of a narrative installation, guiding visitors upon entry to the Long Museum, from raw trash to finished, high quality products. Crowds of all ages and nationalities participated and left with a little, hand crafted souvenir from the Market or the Workshop at the end. Each finished piece presented at the end of the journey is a delicately hand crafted object containing sawdust from the dismantled wooden trash from the warehouse.