It’s been over half a decade since the words Dumpster and Archeology were slung together for a strange project that has been lovingly called ….a multidimensional rabbit hole. This moniker has been used on social media, for 3 websites, 2 publications, 4 art installations, 50 plus articles on Medium.com and a Documentary and still there are no simple answers, one must fall like Alice, deeper inside the maze!
Dumpster Archeology was created by Lew Blink. He would go on record saying the whole thing is basically “a punk Indiana Jones trash adventure with National Geographic zine motifs, public spectacles and the DIY aspect of a Dumpster Diver”. Recipe: Dumpster Dive stuff and tell a story about it like “Show and Tell”!
*Click on any photo or blue link to descend inside*
Choose your own adventure and follow the story as deep down the rabbit hole as you want to go
Dumpster Archeology presents
This is a Book…
and a multi-dimensional rabbit hole!
Intro: In October of 2015, Lew Blink dumpster dived a remarkable story in front of an old mansion. The View from 2323 was a wonderful story and Dumpster Archeology was forged to tell it.. At the heart of the Project is a simple ancestral remembering, done in various story formats and an effort to find a way to honor what was almost lost to Trash Oblivion through inspirational and investigative prose.
This Book is an experiment in piecing together a doorway to a multi-dimensional rabbit hole. Some stories are too big for one person and since this Project deals with Trash, History and Dead People, than the scope already exceeds the capacity of collective memory and falls into depths of human chaos.
If there is too be any order, it must then fall to a date, a dumpster and a simple story, before we get lost in the depths of the strange corridor of this Book …that is also a multi-dimensional rabbit hole.
Click on any chapter and find a unique thread of narrative oddness.
Location: 2323 Lafayette ave/street side dumpster
Found items owned by Dr George Seib in the dumpster, project begins with an attempt to tell the story.
*Everything in this book is true, as in real people, real events, with digital proof, social media posts and links into the ether of human remembrance. Please be warned that this version of reality is not only stranger than you imagine, it’s stranger than CAN imagine.Lew Blink
Location: South Grand and Gravois alleyway next to Carpenter Branch Library
Computer Graphic Artist pioneer Randy Titus had a lot of stuff in the dumpster after his death. Did he leave his legacy for all too see? You be the judge.
sept 11 2001
The beginnings of Dumpster Archeology are a mythology going back to the late days of 2001, this is that story.
Location: Soulard alleyway dumpster
Dr Josh Jensen and Dr Jay Jensen have lived interesting lives and both have a legacy easily seen in the trash discovered in a dumpster.
The unusual twists and turns of the Sobbing man story, an old article and how the whole Project shifts on a dime.
Mabel Stubbs Fitzwater is a story that was changed as the family members came forward with opinions about my work. The original story is gone, but her things still remain.
Location: South City St Louis
Several stories from the age of Covid and the strange items found in alleyway dumpster.
Fall 2016 to fall 2021
Location: St Louis festivals and halls
The events and experiences of Dumpster Archeology.
Location: Digital magazine and Digital mind
Bio-Mythographeology is reinvented to tell unusual stories with the words of Dumpster Souls at the center.
2015 – 2017
Social media posts and the short stories found on Social Media.
The story of two muscle man trophies and the inspiring father who helped his kids have a future.