Trash Art Hungary 2019
THE ART OF RECYCLING
The Trash Art Hungary art program had its debut at the International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő with huge statues and installations. The novel style, prospective and tools made seemingly worthless trash reborn as a piece of art in the national travelling exhibition suprising and amusing people at the same time. The statues were created by university students of technical, agricultural and art faculties and volunteers of NGOs and professional organizations. We are waiting for participants from organizations, universities and schools from all over the country.
The program continues in 2019, this time ’Water’ - the principle of our existence and future – is in the focus.
THE AIM OF THE PROJECT
The objective is to focus people’s attention to the management and recycling of trash that is one of the most important issues of our age.
We are in a special situation. We are shaping our environment, we are responsible forbiodiversity. Humankind’s impact on our planet is so decisive that we are playing key role inits future. Only 20-30% of trash is recycled in Hungary currently, more than half of it (58%)ends up in rubbish dumps. This proportion should be reversed as soon as possible by selecting and recycling more and more. In Hungary, we produce one kilo of trash per person every day. This is quite a frightening figure, however, it can be reduced easily.
Trash can be of value, we can save 30% of what we are putting in trash cans if the background recycling systems work properly. The necessary infrastructure is being developed. With the help of statues, information and brochures TRASH ART HUNGARY aims to raise awareness to values hidden in recyclable materials. We need to recognise and evaluate it, then recycle as much as we can on a high level. We would like to share and pass on this attitude to as many people as we can reach.
Our statues are ambassadors of the environment. Their message is that instead of waste and consumption euphoria, it is environmental awareness that provides long term solutions for homo sapiens sapiens (wise man).
THE THEME OF 2019 IS ’WATER’
Water is a substantial element of all living organisms on Earth; cultures have developed and disappeared because of the appearance or the absence of it. It is a part of our everyday lives, let’s think about sports, works or holidays, do not mention that our body is mostly made up from water.
The human during its existence is constantly using water and contaminating it too, which destroys this essential material. The biggest challenge of the XXI. century is to protect the aboveground waters, the water habitats and the drinking-water supply.
The project gives free hand to the creators for the adaptation of this theme. The flora and fauna of water-water habitats, the role and/or the power of water, the environment protection and etc. can be displayed throughout the project.