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Plastic Reflectic

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Plastic Reflectic, provokes its spectators to think of ocean waste as a universal issue.

Plastic Reflectic (2016) is an interactive kinetic installation that lets the spectator reflect on the concept of our growing plastic problem in our oceans. The work asks participants to reflect on their own contributions to pollution.

When plastic material sits in our ocean for long enough it starts to degrade into nano plastics, a type of micro plastic material that can traverse cell walls into fat and muscle tissue. Turning us slowly into plastic. This is a dynamic that Dutch artist Thijs Biersteker recently explored in his latest installation Plastic Reflectic.

As an experience, the installation reflects its audience in plastic pixels made from ocean plastics from around the world. The interaction with the installation empowers the spectator with the thought that their movement now can influence the ever-growing plastic problem later.

The work feels both organic and artificial, somewhere between science and magic, interactivity and playfulness, and offer an experience to the viewer that is accessible both intellectually and technologically.

Artist: Thijs Biersteker, Production: Front404, Partner Plastic Soup Foundation.

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