In 2019, the regions of Pinheiros and Butantã were occupied by 15 sculptures created by the artist that referred to a bucket - object used for waste disposal increasingly present in public space.
The sculptures had the original shape and size of a rubbish bucket, but were hollow and consisted only of metal lines in its outline, pointing to the reflection on the excess of waste produced by society. Currently, 20 thousand tons of waste are generated per day in the metropolis and there are thousands of irregular points where people discard anything.
"The intervention points a new visual meaning to an everyday object that serves to disappear with the rubbish. But the rubbish doesn't disappear, it changes its place".
Srur explains:"these are conceptual buckets that also reflect on the need to discard our mental waste. Of ideas and thoughts that are useless to society and to ourselves".
During the exhibition, the sculptures were periodically moved and installed in other urban points. Thus, they gradually migrated to the outskirts of the city. "There is no magic with our rubbish. The displacement of the sculptures symbolises this perverse disappearance of waste to distant, unattended places in society," he concludes.
During the exhibition, the artist made a photographic essay of these places where the buckets were installed, addressing some dramatic points of the metropolis where rubbish and irregular disposal dominate the urban landscape.
Srur also participated in the exhibition "Environmental: Art and Movements" at MuBE - Brazilian Museum of Sculpture and Ecology. The exhibition aimed to reaffirm the museum's vocation to defend the environment. The artist presented the video produced in2016 with a Caçamba inside CEAGESP, the main food distribution centre of São Paulo, a place where tons of food are wasted daily. In the documented performance, the artist throws food inside the sculpture that is then removed by a truck.
Metal and automotive paint
250 x 165 x 120 cm