Trash People

Arnoud van den Heuvel
June 6th 2007

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In 246 BC, a Chinese emperor - Qin Shi Huangdi - desired an army that could accompany him on his quest in the land of the dead. With the help of 700.000 craftsmen, he created the terracotta army near Xi'an, China (check out this beautiful QuicktimeVR-link!).

Apparently once in every 2000 years, an army of statues is needed to shake and wake the people. H.A. Schult arose his army in 1996 to send it around the world with a message: "We live in the trash time: we produce trash and we become trash. 'Trash People' are images of ourselves."

haschult.de | (trashy) video | Related posts: American self-portrait | Portraits of American Mass Consumption | Salvation Mountain

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2 comments

Arnoud van den Heuvel
Posted 19/05/2009 – 12:40

@ ana ashida: there is a "kontakt" page on his website: http://www.haschult.de/

ana ashida
Posted 19/05/2009 – 04:35

how can i get in touch with the artist?

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