Thinking Garbage
    Thinking Garbage

    Installation in a homeless man’s room
    Ipek Duben and Nancy Atakan joint dijital video project
    2 min. 15 sec.
    2005

    Globalization is making us confront new problems. According to Zygmunt Bauman “Modern survival – the survival of the modern form of life – depends on the dexterity and proficiency of garbage removal.” (Wasted Lives, p. 27) Today, biological, chemical, nuclear and consumer products do not alone constitute garbage. Humans made useless and functionless by the modern global system are also added to the pile. The lives of the poor and the un-modern seem to become irrelevant.

    This film shows some “real and relevant moments” viewed in the Galata neighborhood, in the context of “wasted lives”.