Foshan, a city in central Guangdong province in China, has one of the strangest public art - a fountain built out of 10,000 recycled toilets, sinks and urinals covering a wall 100 meters long and almost 5 meters high. The fountain/waterfall was originally designed for the 2009 Foshan Pottery and Porcelain Festival, a porcelain product tradeshow, before being installed as a permanent piece of public art. It is just one of the many impressive ceramic sculptures residing in Shiwan Park.
The “art piece” was created by Chinese artist Shu Yong, who along with his team, spent 2 months installing the toilets. The toilets are a mixture of unwanted factory seconds and ones donated by foreigners and locals. All the toilets and urinals are actually connected to a tap so that they could be flushed. The installation is flooded periodically, creating a cascading waterfall to the amusement of the onlookers.
Casual Conversations in Brooklyn / Identity
Boardwalk, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY
July 7, 2007
Series of 34 photographs / c-prints
In the early morning on a sunny July weekend, we asked beachgoers (45 in total) to define their identity. Each participant could pose with any of three signs (with the words “Russian”, “Jewish”, and “American”) or come up with their own self-definition by creating a unique sign.
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