THE AMAZING TRASH CATHEDRAL

by Miryam Muller in


This is a crazy yet fascinating and touching glimpse into the ongoing art installation of Austin, Texas resident Vince Hannemann (aka the Junk King).

Since 1989 Vince has been collecting thousands of discarded objects and turning them into a giant cathedral of junk. In 2010 the city closed the structure claiming it was unsafe and demanded Hannemann obtain proper building permits for his “auxiliary structure”. He was then forced to remove nearly 60 tons of materials before finally obtaining the approval from an engineer.

Over seven months hundreds of volunteers stopped by to lend a hand and the cathedral has begun expanding once again. The scenes have been shot and edited by Evan Burns, see the amazing vid below.

http://vimeo.com/49786954

An Austin Man Builds a Cathedral of Junk trash recycling installation documentaries

An Austin Man Builds a Cathedral of Junk trash recycling installation documentaries

An Austin Man Builds a Cathedral of Junk trash recycling installation documentaries