Los Angeles installation public art artist Aphidoidea

I-Cups

Vee's Cafe Artshow 2009

Los Angeles, CA

CONCEPT

To invert the consumer-object relation and perception through the creation of an extraordinary –membrane like piece that embraces both the coffee-drinker and coffee shop. Given the typical paper cup has an average lifespan of 10-15 minutes, the user hardly ever considers the elaborate processes of its production, distribution, and its disposal. By bringing to light the throw away, mundane paper cup the installation counterbalances ordinary user-object relations to challenge assumptions regarding inconsequential consumption of the invisible waste. The 4,000 cups that make the installation reconfigure the user-object interaction by transforming the special experience of the coffee shop.