Rubbish Picker : Spinning Compilations (2012 – 2018)

The Rubbish Picker is a performance persona and contemporary of the Caspar David Friedrich figure in the 1818 painting Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog.  Both characters are representative of individuals that form part of the collective, conjuring the sublime through a paired sense of awe and of dread when faced with things and places they encounter. 

The ludic acts of the collecting, knolling, and gleaning performed by the Rubbish Picker sometimes causing him to spin in circles and tumble to the ground, dizzy with confusion at the futility characteristic within the task of cleaning and the dread brought on by the conspicuousness of waste.