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(Garbage-T-Shirts, Hamburg 1998)

Most of Yutta Saftien´s installations are supposed to be located in public spaces.

They are some kind of social sculptures.

Especially the Greeny-Installations include the participation of spectators and passers by in the growing process of the artwork.
 

1. Fotos and drawings

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1. Fotos and drawings

1. Fotos and drawings 1. Fotos and drawings

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1. Fotos and drawings

1. Fotos and drawings 1. Fotos and drawings

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1. Fotos and drawings

1. Fotos and drawings 1. Fotos and drawings

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1. Fotos and drawings

1. Fotos and drawings 1. Fotos and drawings

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1. Fotos and drawings

1. Fotos and drawings 1. Fotos and drawings

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1. Fotos and drawings

1. Fotos and drawings 1. Fotos and drawings

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2. Conception of the "Garbadge-T-Shirt-Project", Hamburg Fischmarkt, 1997/1998

The Fischmarkt in Hamburg is a very popular place in town. Each sunday morning there is a market, where people can buy fish, fruits, vegetables and other food as well as plants, electronics, clothes and many other things. When the market has finished an immense amount of garbage is laying around all over the place. In this mountains of trash Yutta Saftien found the material for her Garbage-T-Shirt Project. Sometimes she was surprised about the garbage´s aestetics and what kind of things she could find there. Within one year of planning, drawing and constructing she created 11 oversized garbage T-Shirts. On Sunday 6th September 1998, after the end of the market, she arranged, with the help of the Hamburger Stadtreinigung, four garbagetrucks in a square on the Fischmarkt, tightened steel-ropes as clothes-lines between them and hung the T-Shirts in the wind. With this action Yutta Saftien wanted to signify that the garbage, in which form ever, will return to us and surround us. The creative use of this material should induce the observer to think about how this resource could be used in a positive and creative way. After the installation, when the T-Shirts have been taken down from the lines, some of the T-Shirts, a video documentation, collages and photographs were shown in the design-center `Stilwerk´ nearby. Beside this: Yutta Saftien created her first Garbage-T-Shirt at the `Internationale Sommerakademie für bildende Kunst´ in Salzburg/Austria in summer 1997, when she was student in the painting class of Nancy Spero and Leon Golub. In Salzburg she realized the amount of garbage she and her fellow students were producing each day. Already working with the T-Shirt form as a symbol in her paintings ( T-Shirt = wear it = become part of it ) she constructed an oversized T-Shirt with the Garbage of the class. Nancy Spero as well as the art historian and curator Jo Anna Isaak from New York encouraged her to go on working that way. Since then Yutta Saftien creates her installations and actions.


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