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Trash Traveler

Vik Muniz travels from Brooklyn to Brazil to learn from Rio de Janeiro's catadores.

Trash Traveler

Fabio and Tiaõ point down at Marat portrait (Screen grab) Artwork courtesy of Vik Muniz Studio
Fabio and Tiaõ point down at Marat portrait (Screen grab) Artwork courtesy of Vik Muniz Studio

Tonight, The Galleries at Moore screen Lucky Walker’s documentary Waste Land. The Academy Award-nominated film shadows the journey of New York based artist, Vik Muniz. From Brooklyn to Brazil, Muniz travels to Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest garbage dump, located in Rio de Janeiro. Muniz follows an exciting group of Brazilian garbage collectors known as catadores with the intention of creating art with their picked trash, but unexpectedly becomes inspired by these characters.

The documentary took three years to create and is both an uplifting and eye opening look into a shocking subculture. The film reveals the power and influence that art can have in even the harshest environments. The screening of Waste Land is a part of The Galleries at Moore’s current exhibition Living as Form (The Nomadic Version)

Tuesday, March 12, 2012
7 PM - 8 PM
The Galleries at Moore
1916 Race St.
thegalleriesatmoore.org

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