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Thelma Mathias

We've Had Our Coffee/ We've Cut Down the Trees, III

6,000 used paper cups, Cardboard boxes, 2 hour video

Exhibited at Deutschebank, N.Y.C., 1993; HereArt, N.Y.C., 2000; ArtSpace, DUMBO, N.Y.C., 2001

With her video camera in tow, Mathias made daily sojourns to a well-touristed cafe in SoHo for 6 months to collect the thousands of paper cups that would have been discarded. Asking customers for their cups when they were finished, elicited a wide range of responses, captured on tape.