Maarten Vanden Eynde

Tesora Camorra

2004
Scrap wood, plastic and metal
front: 40 x 70 cm
back: 100 x 100 x 150 cm

Tesora Camorra was made in Naples during a massive garbage strike imposed by the local mafia (the Camorra). The city wanted to take over the garbage disposal monopoly since the Camorra doesn't take ecological precaution measures, dumping everything in the sea or digging a hole in the ground.
The work consists of two sides, divided by a thick wall. In one room you see an oval abstract 2D image, sacred and nicely ordered squares, circles and rectangles. On the other side you see an explosion of trash squeezed into the wall or erupting out of the oval hole with extreme force. All the material was gathered form the streets during a one month residency at the T293 galleria.