Gelbe Tonnen

1996, installation / pseudo performance, Joachim Stein
yellow paint

yellow paint

“Between october 7th and october 14th 1996 Joachim Stein painted the garbage containers in Limburger Straße, Diez / Germany yellow.”

Four photographs, 60×40 cm, two showing Limburger Straße with gray garbage containers, two showing Limburger Straße with yellow garbage containers, are presented along with a gray garbage container, which is filled with 270 l of yellow paint. On the Lid is a sign containing a Map and the text above.

The work was presented at Färgfabriken [paint factory] in Stockholm.

Limburger Straße, gray containers

Limburger Straße, gray containers

Limburger Straße, yellow containers

Limburger Straße, yellow containers

Limburger Straße

Limburger Straße

“Actually garbage containers are yellow in that part of Germany. I painted them gray. But you can’t see that on the photos” Stein when asked about his intention in painting garbage containers yellow.