There’s nothing, it would seem, that Peter Kokis can’t turn into a robot. The Brooklyn performance artist makes cyborgs out of 100 percent recycled materials—oftentimes salvaged from the trash. He builds the 170-pound costumes on his kitchen table. When he’s done, Kokis parades through the streets, a veritable Transformer among mortals.
“I look for complexity in everyday objects,” Kokis says in Alex and Aaron Craig’s short documentary. “I look at an object and see its potential.” Read more: https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/580648/building-robots/
"One Man's Trash" was directed by Alex and Aaron Craig. It is part of The Atlantic Selects, an online showcase of short documentaries from independent creators, curated by The Atlantic.