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All Things Trashpo

This is a place to explore all things trashpo (Trash Poetry)and found objects.  Trashpo is 1) economical 2) environmentally responsible and 3) challenging. It's a great way to repurpose all the trash that our planet is buried in!

Location: the dumpster, junkyard, waste basket, landfill
Members: 133
Latest Activity: yesterday

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trash-po trans-po tation

Started by Lucky Pierre. Last reply by Diane Keys Jul 11. 4 Replies

somewhere in LA in an underground garage...

The TrashPo Litzer Prize - Landfill of Fame

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by De Villo Sloan Jul 1. 369 Replies

Mail-artists are making astonishing breakthroughs in Trashpo, and they are recognized through the TrashPo Litzer Prize. Nominations for the TrashPo Litzer Prize (based on the idea of the Pulitzer Prize) can be made by anyone. Please post scans and…Continue

DKULT KookbooK.

Started by Diane Keys. Last reply by Diane Keys Jun 19. 8 Replies

Please post your recipes for inclusion in the first and last ever Dkult KookBook!! This has been a long time coming since the pre_Dkult days of DKatering. We have certainly come a long way!here is the cover!!!…Continue

Tags: cookbook, dkult

Restroom News

Started by Holly Cooper. Last reply by Diane Keys Apr 25. 66 Replies

Ya'll I haven't done any mail art lately as I just can seem to find the creativity for it. I've been in a long derth. But I do collect some odd bits of paper that I enjoy. I am an educational consultant and visit schools. Here's a great news sheet I…Continue

About Junk Drawers

Started by Dan Mouer. Last reply by Dan Mouer Mar 3. 35 Replies

Not that kind of junk and not thse kinds of drawers... Hey, we all have them. I have several. They are veritable trasher troves of useless and useful-but-forgotten stuff. Papers, letters from lost lovers, dried up fountain pens, church attendance…Continue

What the hell is DKult?

Started by Diane Keys. Last reply by De Villo Sloan Jan 18, 2013. 28 Replies

DKult was originated by DeVillo Sloan-- a Kult comprised of my 'fans' ---DKulters. He was the only one at the time and possibly even now.   But It has evolved into a friendly neighborhood Kult devoted to the worship of trash and  the creation of…Continue

Official Trashpo Handbook & DKult Directory

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by Mail Art Martha Nov 6, 2012. 7 Replies

OFFICIAL TRASHPO HANDBOOK & DKULT DIRECTORY(This document is always under construction. Your comments and contributions are welcome! Just leave a message/pics in the comment stream, and I will update.)Aesthetic Trashbook - (see Trashbook) Angie…Continue

Announcing THE NEXT TO LAST OR POSSIBLY ONLY TRASHPO ANTHOLOGY (Anthology of World Trashpo)

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by De Villo Sloan Nov 2, 2012. 12 Replies

Possible cover for the THE NEXT TO LAST OR POSSIBLY ONLY TRASHPO ANTHOLOGY…Continue

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Comment by Diane Keys yesterday

fucking TOXIS sent back a THIRD piece of my mail in the last couple of months!  what up? never had this problem this often.  I'm going to have to hire someone to deliver via horseback.  any volunteers? postcard going to France

Comment by Diane Keys yesterday

I think Coke can eat away plastic, glass, stomach lining etc. it would be a one time scannerpo Performance Art piece.  Better get a grant for that. 

Dan--your mail arrived and wow!!!!  will post pics but the collabs are amazing. what on earth did you print on? how did you get an image directly printed on cardboard? is the one some kind of ancient Egyptian parchment paper!!??? amazing and odd texture.  and I love the Amazing and the Odd.  nice jelly donut.  I had forgotten the boston creme pie one

Comment by De Villo Sloan yesterday

Representational Trashpo - 2 

Comment by De Villo Sloan yesterday

Folks who might engage in scannerpo can learn from our experiences, Dan.

There's the ordinary residue from glue, ink, paint, etc. Food (& it's wasteful anyway) will gunk it up permanently. I could never clean off the peanut butter residue from the old scanner. The cream-filled donuts were worse. Moan Lisa egged me on with the "Spitpo." Gatorade and especially orange juice did damage. I wonder what coke or pepsi would do?

All the same, scannerbed composition is a Trashpo practice.

Comment by Dan Mouer yesterday

As is obvious from the image I sent below, my aging Epson 4490 is in need of replacing. The bulbs have all dimmed and changed colors to the point where trying to calibrate scanned art work is getting tricky to impossible. Maybe I should just go on and plunk down the bucks for a new V700 and sacrifice this old one for some truly nasty experimental ScannerPo.

Comment by De Villo Sloan yesterday

Around that time I was also planning colDKuts where I was going to scan a heap of sliced bolgne. ham, turkey & bacon. I was destroying so many scanners that I gave up on that approach.

Comment by Dan Mouer yesterday
Agreed. That PB&J piece is museum quality! You never cease to amaze me, DVS.
Comment by Dan Mouer yesterday
Diane, you rejected a concept because it was nasty??? Unbelievable!
Comment by Diane Keys yesterday

I remember it being Thanksgiving and I was planning on doing some turkey scannerpo but decided that was nasty.  now regretting that I did not.  this was a classic DVS!

Comment by De Villo Sloan yesterday

P B & J

 

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