An interactive installation on the relations between humans and rats mediated by trash.
This project is inspired by my ongoing research on New york city as an ecosystem and one of the most prominent residents of the city — the rat. New York City has a growing population not only of humans but also of rats. The way trash is being treated in the city and the growing number of people in it help to increase the rats population and push them towards humans' habitats.
Trat is a found object installation of a classic outdoor trash bin lighted by a “street light”. Filling it with trash reveals the truth behind what seems at first sight as typical New York trash.
Readymades, Temporary Expert: Design + Science in the Anthropocene