Mail-artists are making astonishing breakthroughs in Trashpo. The Trash Po-litzer Prize (based on the idea of the Pulitzer Prize) can be awarded by anyone to anyone else (even yourself) at any time. Please post scans and the name of the artist in this thread. They become the recipient of a Trash Po-litzer Prize. Over time, we can have a gallery of historic Trashpo based on the work and contributions posted here. ("The Committee" - a panel of international Trashpo experts - will review nominations and officially announce recipients. There have been some unusual cases involving TrashPo-litical Correctness.)
I award the first Trash Po-Litzer Prize to Erni Baer of Hamburg, Germany for his ground-breaking work with crushed cans. The Ling-do can created a sensation at IUOMA in 2010. At the time, Erni was not aware that Trashpo had been invented in the U.S. by Jim Leftwich. Erni's crushed Lingdo can inspired new generations to jump into the dumpster. Many of his disciples are distinguished Trashpo artists today. Without further commentary, I present to you the astonishing and marvelous "Ling-do" by Erni Baer. It has been noted that the immortal lines inscribed on the can - "Fuck sausages!" - is one of the most significant contributions to 21st century literature this far:
I award a Trash Po-litzer Prize to Diane Keys (DK) for the "Pork Series." This brought Trashpo off the street and into the supermarket. "Pork Series" built an important bridge to biopoetry, meat poetry, and the recognition that shopping lists are one of the highest forms of art in the 21st century. Bravo DK!
I award a Trash Po-litzer Prize to Richard Canard (although he will probably decline it) for (accidentally) creating a revival of Cerealism in the eternal network. By carelessly scrawling some Xs (see below) on a torn cereal box, he aligned Fluxus, Cerealism, and Trashpo. A truly astonishing accomplishment worthy of documentation in the venerable Halls of Trashpo. Richard Canard's outstanding contribution to Trashpo:
THE LANDFILL OF FAME
THE RISE TRASHPO
Visual poet Jim Leftwich invents Trashpo
Trashpo by Jim Leftwich appears on Fluxlist Europe
Diane Keys becomes fascinated with roadkill art and debates Rain Rein Nevermind about the role of recycling in art
Diane Keys curates the First International Trashpo Exhibition
List of Trash Po-litzer Prize Recipients:
(chronological order - 2011)
Erni Baer for "Llingdo"
Diane Keys "Pork Series"
Richard Canard "Bran Cereal"
Angie Cope "This is not cheese this is art"
Batgirl "Mummified Cereal Box"
Dark wall "Fake DK shopping list"
Hamburg coffee cups (artist unknown)
Helen Amyes "emu crushed can"
KDJ "Alpo Chop House"
Judith Heartsong "Scavenger Art"
Diane Keys for invention of the Trash Book "Ancient Text" (second award)
Thom Courcelle "Toothache Trash Book"
Katerina Nikoltsou "choco glam trashpo cerealism"
Erni Baer "air trashpo"
Stewart Charlebois "Old Dutch" Canadian junk food trashpo
Prettylily (Sue Bowen) Recycling Trash Book (meta-trash, litterature)
Nancy Bell Scott for invention of the Aesthetic Trash Book
Cheryl Penn invention of the Aesthetic Trash Book
Marie Wintzer (Litterature, Non-Friction) for blog post "A trash book without trash - from Nancy Bell Scott"
Dark wall - "Shroud of Elgin"
Lesley Magwood-Fraser (sardine/pilchard labels & best supporting trashpo)
Grigori Antonin (condom trashbook and contributions to cerealism)
Diane Keys - "Po White Trashpo" (third award)
Karen Champlin - asemic trashpo
Marie Wintzer - medical waste trashpo (second award)
Richard Canard - "Found shopping list with annotations" (second award)
Diane Keys - Trashpo Add & Pass (fourth award)
Angie Cope - TrashPo-rk, US Swine map, puking pig (second award)
John M. Bennett - Invention of grocery list Trashpo
Katerina Nikoltsou - Trashbook Homage to John M. Bennett's grocery lists (second award)
Marie Wintzer - "Last shred of dignity" (cut-up clothing) (third award)
Svenja Wahl - Non-friction Litterature for blog: "FINALLY! My D-Koder ring arrived!!!"
Neil Gordon (Official TrashPro Phet) - TrAshemics - sacred trashpo tablets
Roberto Rios - Trashion - for the design of the DK-Gown
Skybridge Studios & Ray Johnson - Creation of the D-Tatt
Claudia McGill - inanimate furniture Trashpo, trashed furniture temporary installation concept
Not Hi Ng - Invention of audible Trashpo
Carina Granlund - "Trashpoem for Jim [SantAmour]" - first award
Claire Dinsmore (aka Cleo) - "Trashpo Ephemera Folio" - first award
Diane Keys - "Trashpo Selection Process" and "The Making of "Trashpo Selection Process'" - in Trashpo Cinema category - (fifth award)
DharmaDaDa Lynn Radford - "Trashaeology/Survivalist Trashpo" - first award
Yves Maraux - "Gossip Trashcan" - first award
Stephanie Blake - Trash buttons - first award
Claire Dinsmore (aka Cleo) - Trash buttons - second award
Diane Keys (aka DK) - Trash buttons - sixth award
Eduardo Cardoso - Trashbook: Trashometry and the invention of Eduardian Trashometry - first award.
Arac - Innovation & consistent excellence in Cerealism - first award
Dustin Ray Hamby aka Dustin de Wind - Designer Trashmas ornaments for display on the Elgin Mansion tree - first award
Stephanie Blake - "Shrinky Dinky Key Chains" - innovation in Trashpo marketing - second award
Not Hi Ng O.T.M. - "Dustin de Wind Theme Song" - advances in audible Trashpo & TrashTech & Trashemic Music - second award
Diane Keys - Elgin Trashpo Exhibition Video - Trashpo Cinema (seventh award)
liketelevisionsnow - innovation and practice of Trash-and-Pass - (first award)
Vizma Bruns - Feminist Trashpo - Trashbook (first award)
Diane Keys - Invention and implementation of the Trashquilt (eighth award)
Rebecca Guyver - Invention and implementation of the Trashquilt with special recognition for innovation in fused plastic Trashpo - (first award)
XXXX (Unknown Mail-Artist) - The Amsterdam DKult bandaged finger scannerpo ritual performance (first award)
arranged cups or not? Must vote for arranged. Can we vote twice? Ok, not arranged.
And the red piece on the wall in the lower right corner, Perfect.
I love the row of cups Erni--how cool
My nomination for Trash-po=litzer Prize goes to Angie Cope for her synthetic cheese trashpo. She walked by this piece of cheese on the sidewalk day after day when she finally heeded her inner voice telling her she must pick it up and send it to me. Picturing her stamping on the cheese itself is pure genius and it definately made it art. It has yet to decompose all these months later. It is eternal.
Trash Po=litzer Prize to Batgirl (Albany, NY, USA) for the amazing mummified (masking tape) cereal box, recovered from her historic first dumpster dive (performance)
I award trash politzer to me for "Fake DK shopping list"