Model car built of re­cy­cled phones set to go on dis­play

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Noted Tai­wanese artist Shih Pao Lin said Tues­day that his tour­ing ex­hi­bi­tion of an ecofriendly model rac­ing car will kick off Novem­ber in Taipei with the aim of show­ing the world that Tai­wan is an en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly coun­try.

The eco-friendly For­mula 1 model car was made from 20,000 re­cy­cled mo­bile phones that Lin col­lected from 40 coun­tries.

The ex­hi­bi­tion is sched­uled to kick off Nov. 9 at Taipei City Hall and will run through Nov. 13.

Speak­ing at pro­mo­tional press con­fer­ence, Lin de­tailed how he col­lected the dumped cell phones in sev­eral coun­tries, with the as­sis­tance of the United States­based Crys­tal Foun­da­tion, and used them to cre­ate a work of art.

“For me, ev­ery aban­doned ob­ject is an artis­tic item, even those that are seen by oth­ers as trash,” Lin said. “I make use­less things valu­able.”

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