Encapsulation of plastic
2021-

In the work, plastic is centered as a sign of our pursuit to make things - living and non-living - last longer and be more viable, an extension of vitality. Various plastic items are photographed, and they have in common this function of shielding something from decomposing, being exposed or contaminated, loosing it’s shape, breaking. Of being an encapsulating barrier.

The work places manufactured plastic items and material in a context referring to basic matter or structures. Drawing on scientific imaging-techniques which informs our visual understanding of this. The items are photographed carefully, as if they’re something significant. The compositions of objects and contexts in the work seek to blur the notion of division between a beneficial and non-beneficial utilization of plastic. This is based on the conflicting nature of what we know about the damaging effects of plastic and yet how it’s embedded in our everyday life and systems of living. How this channels another type of temporality, temporality being part of what we are initially trying to minimize with the plastic.

Our strive for improvement in viability can be confusing, as the environment shows us.








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