Everyday Filth

22 Mar

Dirt the brilliant new exhibition from the Wellcome Collection’s is right up my street being both educational and a bit EW. It takes a closer look at something that surrounds us but we are often reluctant to confront – this also reminds me of the over fussy contributors on reality shows such as Four in a Bed and Come Dine With Me. It brings together around 200 artifacts including art, scientific artifacts, films and literature both uncovering a rich history of disgust and delight in the dirty secrets of our past and pointing to an uncertain future of filth.

Staten Island New York 1992

Best of all it even encourages dirty online interaction with their Filthy Flickr Pool where the online community can share images of dirt in everyday life they discover in everyday life. Curiously writing this post has also had the same effect on me as watching How Clean is Your House – I now feel the rare urge to clean!

Pile of Rubble copyright katyarobbin

Old Playground copyright katyarobin

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