Here are some stills from Igor and Svetlana Kopystiansky's quite lyrical video piece that's now showing at Tate Modern. They recorded a series of pieces documenting the strange balletic movements of rubbish on the pavement outside their Manhattan studio over a period of two years. Wow, what a messy part of town is Chelsea NY?
The dance of the black bin liner and the white cube of polystyrene was, for my money, the best bit.
But sitting there made me realise just how much waste is related to fast food. When we got outside we had a cup of tea in the Tate cafe. And yes, you've guessed it! My tea came in a paper beaker.
I'm thinking of keeping my Scandinavian Kitchen portable beaker with me at all times now, so that the world is not riddled with my fast food cast-offs.
Don't tell me that the Tate cup was recyclable - it probably was. But I'm not sure that a nice mug used over and over again is not only more energy efficient, but also makes the tea taste nicer!