NICO VAN HOORN
TRASHLOG

 COLLECTING  A PIECE OF TRASH FOR THE INTERNET EVERY DAY 


TRASH TALK

larep

 

Mais où s'arrêteront-ils ??? / response: see new project at www.nicovanhoorn.nl

Nico Van Hoorn est Néerlandais et partage sur son site une bien étrange passion. Il récupère dans la rue des morceaux de papier, de plastique ou de métal, les scanne et les met en ligne sur www.trashlog.org, créant ainsi un patchwork coloré. Mais où s'arrêteront-ils ???
memedex: What a perfect day,

Ah, Friday; that day of days. What a perfect day to call in sick and head to the beach, or go out to dinner with a friend, or walk around outside and pick up garbage. Wait, did we say garbage? We meant art. Dutch artist Nico Van Hoorn cruises the streets every day for a half hour looking for that one perfect piece of refuse, which he then delicately scans and posts to his photoblog. And we thought it was hard explaining Rothko to people.
br-online.de:

 

Langweilig,

Wenn Nico van Hoorn langweilig ist, dann geht er auf die Straße und sammelt ein Stück Müll auf. Dann legt er es auf seinen Scanner, scannt es ein und veröffentlicht das Bild auf seiner Webseite.

Und weil Nico oft langweilig ist, gibt es täglich ein neues Stück Abfall im Internet!Vom Lakritzpapier über Dosen und alte Pflaster, vom zerrissenen Photo bis zu T-Shirt-Einnähern - Nico sammelt alles auf und legt es auf den Scanner.
Danach entsorgt er den Abfall, nimmt ein Desinfektionsspray und macht den Scanner wieder sauber. Das ganze Projekt heißt Trashlog, und ist inzwischen viel mehr geworden als nur eine Webseite mit Müll drauf!

Die 924 Exponate sind "ein Spiegel unser Gesellschaft im Wandel der Zeit". Das sagen nicht wir, sondern Kulturexperten, die inzwischen auf die Seite aufmerksam geworden sind...


neverhappened:

 

Honestly,

Where has this site been all my life? Honestly, this is what the net was invented for. I am in love with this site. Go there immediately, and if you don't like it, don't come back here. A daily picture of a new piece of trash. I've started a whole new category called trash. It's my favourite category of all time, even better than Skodas (though you should really check that out too). This reminds me - I seem to remember posting about Mongo recently.

René Kerkwijk: Hoezo politiek?, 

Hoezo politiek? Vandaag maakte ik kennis met de website van Nico van Hoorn. Nico raapt elke dag iets op van de straat om het vervolgens op zijn trashlog te laten zien. Van veel dingen zul je vast direct door hebben wat het is. Je herkent de bierblikjes, snoeppapiertjes en parkeerkaartjes. Maar Nico van Hoorn vindt ook dingen waar ik de oorsprong niet direct van kan herkennen. Als je eens door het archief grasduint ben je zo een uurtje zoet. Je vergeet de tijd en vergaapt je aan wat wij in dit land allemaal op de straat gooien of laten vallen. Ik ben nu enkele uren nadat ik de website ontdekte nog aan het nadenken wat dat ene stukje karton toch kon zijn. Een prachtige website waar je zeker eens een kijkje moet gaan nemen.

ADAM CURRY:

Litter,

Every once in a while I like to point to one of my favourite weblogs: 
The TrashLog. Still bummed I can't get my daily trash via rss :(

dailywriting.net:

 

Some artists,

collect trash and sculpt it into meaningful shapes. Try gathering trash and weave it into your writing. You can raid your rubbish bin, pick something up in the street or simply visit Trashlog and use something from this fascinating collection of trash.

metafilter.com:

 

Background, 

I think the black background really contributes to how effectively artistic these items are. I checked some of the first pictures in the archive which didn't have it yet and it wasn't nearly the same experience. [posted by dgaicun]..
response: 
I agree, its part of the artistic process,  Nico van Hoorn

hecticon.net: Sammelleidenschaft,

Die Sammelleidenschaft einiger Menschen ist wirklich interessant. Nico van Hoorn aus Holland läuft jeden Tag durch die Straßen seiner Stadt und sammelt Müll. Diesen Müll scannt Nico dann und veröffentlicht jeden Tag ein neues Bild auf seiner Internetseite. Wirklich sehr interessant.

otb-games.com:

The Joy of Trash,

It's kind of a wacky, pointless, fun like thing to do. A game this guy invented, with probably scrupulously-kept rules: how long to walk, when, how to know what kind of trash is "right." And yet the result of the game is a living, constantly expanding photographic journey that one could ever so easily confuse with art. And it's obviously fun.
The TRASHLOG is a significant achievement. Light of heart and hand, TRASHLOG invites us to become more aware of our world, and perhaps a bit more conscientious about its care. It is public art and public play.

by Bernie DeKoven

cover foto: Paul Breuker

No. 91 sep. 2003 

Kunst van de straat,

Snoeppapiertjes, dekseltjes, lege tubes, dopjes, luciferdoosjes, merkjes, etcetera etcetera. Je kunt het zo gek niet bedenken, of Nico van Hoorn maakt er kunst van. Dagelijks struint hij de straten van Nijmeegse af naar bruikbaar materiaal. Op wonderbaarlijke wijze weet hij hier op zijn website www.trashlog.org vervolgens iets moois van te maken.

Impuls is een maandblad dat op straat wordt verkocht door dak en thuislozen.
Verkrijgbaar in Apeldoorn, Arnhem en Nijmegen.
 
Lees hier het artikel  


hallosiegen.de:

 

Die Kunst liegt auf der Strasse,
...man muss sich nur bücken und scannen

Das die Kunst auf der Strasse liegen soll ist eine gewagte These und doch dokumentiert das Webarchiv von NICO VAN HOORN in besonders anschaulicher Weise gerade dieses.

Er hat Fundstücke eingescannt und in einer wöchentlichen Übersicht archiviert.
Vielleicht finden Sie ja hier ihren Einkaufszettel vom letzten Samstag wieder!

tkblog: Irving Penn,

was known for his amazing fashion photography for Bazaar Magazine, but some of my favorite photos he made were of simple things like cigarette butts he found in the street. He captured them like he was making a portrait and he gave depth to something so disposable.

Nico Van Hoorn's TRASHLOG captures this same feeling by "Collecting a Piece of Trash for the Internet Everyday"

I LOVE this site. I will never be a rich man.... [posted by william]. 

trashlogger: Poem by Gauke Zijlstra, [ read here ]

worthwhilelink: Trash as art,

An absorbing and surprisingly beautiful experiment - trash as art. A different item of garbage is selected for inclusion each day.

strange-links.de: Sammelleidenschaft,

Wer der Sammelleidenschaft verfallen ist, der hängt oft seine letzten Kröten in dieses Hobby. Bei der derzeitigen Wirtschaftslage ist das nicht viel und so sollte sich der geneigte Süchtige nach einem neuen Sammelgebiet umtun. Wie wär?s denn hiermit?
Seht es euch selbst an!

radio-bonn.de: Müllkunst aus Holland,

Nico van Hoorn aus Holland ist ein vorbildlicher Mensch: Er sammelt Müll, der wild in den Straßen seiner Stadt liegt. Nico van Hoorn ist aber auch ein ungewöhnlicher Mensch: Den schönsten Müll nimmt er mit nach Hause und legt ihn auf seien Scanner. Die Bilder setzt er dann auf seine Homepage.

swr3.de: Müllbilder,

Seit einem Jahr läuft Nico van Hoorn aus Holland jeden Tag eine halbe Stunde durch die Straßen seiner Stadt und sucht. Er sucht Müll. Nico entfernt zwar den Müll von der Straße, damit will er nicht seine Stadt verschönern. Statt dessen wählt er den schönsten gefundenen Müll aus, legt ihn unter seinen Scanner und stellt das Bild dann ins Internet. Einzige Voraussetzung: Der Müll darf höchstens 10 mal 15 Zentimeter groß sein und möglichst flach – klar, sonst passt er nicht unter den Scanner. Die gesammelten Objekte wirft Nico nicht weg, sondern daraus soll irgendwann eine Ausstellung werden. Ein schräges Hobby, aus dem interessante Internet-Seiten entstanden sind.

wohin.heute.de: Müll ist etwas Schönes,

Klingt irgendwie voll daneben, diese Aussage. Aber in dem Fall unseres heutigen Surftipps trifft es sogar die Realität. Nico van Hoorn geht jeden Tag eine halbe Stunde spazieren und sucht auf seinem Weg irgendein Stück Müll, einen Papierfetzen, einen Kronkorken, oder über was er sonst noch stolpert - Hauptsache nicht größer als 10 x 15 cm und möglichst flach. Und was soll man sagen - es lohnt sich, mit offenen Augen durch die Welt zu gehen....

Anything Goes for the Weekend,

If every webmaster did this, the world would be far cleaner: check out the collection at Trashlog.

teledyn: Digging in the Trashlog,

I'm not even really sure why I like stuff like this, but I do and I find myself paging back through the weeks until some governor circuit in my upbringing says "that's enough now ..." and I reluctantly give it up: Courtesy of Toronto's Sam-I-Am, a link tip to the Trashlog photo-essay of, well, trash, beautifully preserved down to each scratch, tear and footstep, and thoughtfully entered into the grand collective knowledgebase of the blogosphere.

The most interesting things can be found in what's discarded; each re-use re-cycle re-newing speaks of first steps in thousand mile revolutions. I found Sam-I-Am in among the discards down in the zero-link bottom of the bin over at The Truth Laid Bear, and I'm glad I did because she's done a fine and perfectly serviceable bit of blogging, and now that I've done it, that's one less good blog the ecology has forgotten; if everyone else dug just one other deeper gem out of that off-roll zero-linked basin, imagine how much richer our webbed world would be!

Posted by mrG 


grrl.com: Trash Log,

One man's trash is another man's ... well, trash. Netherlands photographer Nico van Hoorn takes a half an hour daily walk looking for trash lying in the street; scans it and presents it online. He says, "I don't need to dig in waste baskets, there is enough trash to find in the street." This is an interesting look at what people simply discard in public areas. Not only are there loads of candy wrappers, but also broken cell phones, party hats, sewing kits, ripped nudie cards, ticket stubs, plastic utensils and more.

DiVERSiONZ Inblognito: TRASH FETISH,

I learn strange things about myself as time goes by. One thing I have learned is that I love throwing stuff away. Or maybe that it is that I despise clutter. Having two kids and two dogs and with my wife and I generating our own goodly amounts of trash I have found that I get a certain low-level amount of peace and satisfaction from walking around my home and finding things to throw away. In fact, just last week I put about half of the contents of my garage on my curb for the garbage collectors to take away. It felt so great! I almost had to have a cigarette after words. But I remembered I don't smoke. And I have some asthma issues.

Anyway, I was thinking how Nico Van Hoorn could have a field day at my home. Van Hoorn runs a weblog featuring daily pictures of nothing but trash. It's interesting, it's clever, it moves me, however, I think it would be better if you could drag and drop the trash from his pictures into a cool little trash can down in the lower right corner of the blog or something. Imagine the joy I, and those like me who have the trash fetish, would experience!

Entry posted by Inblognito


avro tv: Trashlog,

Elke dag gaat Nico van Hoorn er op uit om één stukje afval te zoeken. Om dat te vinden gaat hij een half uurtje de straat op in zijn woonplaats Nijmegen en komt terug met het object van de dag, en dat zet hij dan op zijn internettentoonstelling: 'Trashlog'. Een reportage.
Bekijk het fragment uit de uitzending van woensdag 20 november. 2002

nytimes: Our garbage, ourselves,

Trashlog  lovingly exhibits one piece of found garbage every day.

topica.com: NOTHING TRASHY ABOUT THIS!,

We' ve all heard about or seen the works of artists who collect trash and sculpt it into interesting forms and meaningful shapes. Although "Trashlog" indeed also deals in found objects, it is very different. Nico Van Hoorn, from the Netherlands, has found a way to photograph bits of trash he finds along the roadside so that each and every piece looks like a simple, well-planned contemporary work of art. Each day, Mr. Van Hoorn picks up something that fits his parameters --paper, plastic or metal, never bigger than 10 x 15 cm, as flat as possible -- then photographs it and posts the resulting photo on his site. The archives go back to May of this year, and each day's offering is interesting and, in its own way, a thing of beauty. The meaning of all this is left to the viewer. Van Hoorn does not clutter his site with needless words. He is a collector, but a collector of a very different sort. Apparently he is looking for a more permanent home for his photo collection, but until he finds one he will continue to post his works on his website, and we will be the richer for it.

andreaxmas:
L'idea 

è quella di organizzare una mostra ma nel frattempo tal Nico van Hoorn, olandese, decide di esibire la sua collezione di spazzatura, pezzi non più grandi di 10 x 15 cm passati allo scanner e adattati al web, raccolti con una certa dedizione dedicando mezz'ora al giorno di passeggiata alla ricerca di questi pezzi di... di vita? A pensarci è l'unica cosa che potrebbe dare un qualche fascino e una qualche dignità a questa iniziativa...

wfaa-tv:
One man's trash,

By WALT ZWIRKO / WFAA-TV 

We all know about people who air their dirty laundry in public. 
Now it's time to meet Nico van Hoorn, a Dutch artist who is exhibiting his garbage on the World Wide Web. Technically, Nico's Trashlog isn't his own refuse -- it's stuff he finds on the street during a daily 30-minute jaunt through his Netherlands neighborhood. So while it is trash, a lot of it is different from our domestic debris -- and maybe that's what makes it so interesting. The candy wrappers, price tags, train tickets and other discarded items have a distinct European flavor, and that makes the Trashlog site a unique travelogue for those of us who have yet to see it all. 

nemo nox: Acho que se o Andy Warhol fosse blogueiro faria algo assim.

diaries.com: Bryant Park,

I was sittin in Bryant Park today, I saw a girly who was wearing jeans by a company called  O-N-L-Y Jeans and that is item #060 which was posted to the trashlog two days ago. I wonder if that was the girly was the literer. Its a small world aight. And blogs do help me appreciate our world. Laterz/Billy.

rannie: Very strange indeed

That trash log is interesting. Yesterday while walking in the woods (Steeles and Reesor, it is the north end of the rouge) I came across a firepit and instead of ashes and soot there was a huge pile of magazines and school papers. From what I could tell the student went to York University and is a musician or avid music fan. (the magazines were all music trade publications). Very strange indeed. I didn't have my digital camera with me and was tempted to bring home something interesting from the pile. Decided to change my mind.

cyberpunk: Szemetek,

Mahahah, másra gondolt a fél olvasóközönség. Pedig nem. A Trashlog on napi fényképek láthatóak a legkülönfélébb háztartási hulladékokról...ha valaki lenne annyira wired, hogy megeszi a szemetet VAGY nem jár a konyhába...

peter klucken: Müll des Tages: 

Eine meiner Lieblingsseiten im Netz ist diese hier. Nico van Hoorn sammelt für unser aller Internet ein Stück Müll an jedem Tag.

interneto:

 

Trashlog:

Faire de l'ordure un objet d'art. Tel est le credo de l'artiste qui nous accueille sur ce site hors du commun. Inspiré par l'art moderne et contemporain, ce dernier récupère les détritus de la vie quotidienne pour en faire un calendrier original. Jour après jour, vous pourrez admirer des paquets de cigarettes, des emballages de friandises, des polaroïds mis au rebut ou jetés sur les sols du monde entier. Une belle collection de détritus à admirer avec un oeil neuf.

internetwebguide.: The question is,

We all accumulate trash. The question is, what do you do with it? Most of us just dispose of it, but not Nico Van Hoorn, he collects a new piece of trash every day and features it on Trashlog.org Not only is there a piece of trash of the day, but you can access the
archive to check out last week's or last month's garbage as well.

yahoo.com:  No matter what you call it

Trash, garbage, refuse -- no matter what you call it, the stuff stinks. We come in contact with junk every day, though most of us do our level best to avoid it. Instead of avoiding the issue, enterprising photographer Nico van Hoorn has made it his civic duty to find a piece of trash every day and snap a photo of the discarded remains. The result is a fascinating dig through the seemingly endless garbage can of daily living. Many of the found objects are mundane, but through the process of photography and cataloging, van Hoorn transforms them into small works of art. Part of the fun is identifying an item's original use -- some are maddeningly obscure, while others are painfully obvious. Roll up your sleeves and rummage through this blog twist on trash -- you never know what you'll find. (in Web Logs)

 
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Exhibiting and photographing a piece of street trash every day from 5 May 2002, until 4 May 2005

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