Chorus / Christian Cerrito

Commissioned by ZERO1 with support from the James Irvine Foundation

"Chorus" consists of a series of grungy trash cans, casually placed on a curb as if awaiting pickup. Stuffed to the brim with assorted litter and refuse, these cans will appear, outwardly, to be everyday waste bins. People with a keen ear and eye, and a bit of patience, will discover that these are no ordinary trash cans. As visitors pass by this covert installation, the cans will respond in various fashions... quietly at first, but with increasingly bold actions and utterances. It is the artist's hope that the individual response of each receptacle will take some figuring out, encouraging viewers to communicate with one another in order to discover each cans' unique personality.

September 15, 2012, 11am - 6pm
S. 1st Street (from San Carlos to Reed)
SoFA District, San Jose

Christian Cerrito

lives and works in Berkeley, CA


Christian Cerrito is a Berkeley, CA based artists and educator interesting in fusing interactive technologies with traditional artistic practices. His recent work has focused around the ideas of "social" interactions between people and technology, art making collaborations between humans and robots, and in using simple systems to reimagine public spaces.