Urban DNA

Date: April 13-14,2013
Venue: Shanghai Ecodesign Fair, The Cool Docks, Shanghai
Artist: Xu Zhifeng
Partners: Futian Recycling Center
Sponsor: Shanghai Ecodesign Fair

Urban DNA consists of a dynamic system of residual objects spiraling 6 meters up to the sky arrayed around an armature of steel pipe.

Artist statement: “The scale of this work is in similar proportion to the city as the dna molecule is to the body. The individual components of the work come from all over Shanghai (via Futian, a not-for-profit recycling center). These bottles, packages and other waste reflect what we use, drink, eat. They are like imprints of the city’s genes, and assembling them this way provides an opportunity to reflect on our wastes as integral to what the city is.”