Positioned between artwork, sensory ethnography, and observational documentary, the film SOLID WASTE reveals the exotic underworld of the waste stream as it takes viewers behind the scenes at ten different City of Toronto waste management sites. Below and beyond normal reality, everything we throw away eventually joins a rubbish landscape comprised of familiar everyday objects that in their chance reshuffling begin to appear abstract, utterly strange, and yet somehow beautiful.
Haunting, dark, dense, and mysterious, SOLID WASTE is ultimately a mortality tale in which we watch inanimate things, never fully alive, finally come to die. In this immersive, grinding, highly sensorial, and contemplative documentary, the audience directly confronts the accumulated effects of individual consumer behaviour, acknowledging that everything must go somewhere and there is no "away".
Directed, Filmed, and Edited by Jp King (http://www.jpking.ca/)
Produced by Sean Martindale (http://www.seanmartindale.com/)
Soundtrack by Kyle McCrea
Shot with a Canon 5D Mark ll during the Summer of 2015, in and around Toronto, Ontario.
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