plastic overdose

Text and Art Direction: Martina Miraballes

Photography: Noah Henri Joseph

 

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El plastico,

Esa magica sustancia, casi indestructible, que no desaparece de la tierra cuando desaparece de nuestra basura. Este material, tan divino y eterno como los dioses permanece en esta existencia universal al menos 500 años (aprox. 16 generaciones de vida) hasta que se degrada en armoniosa simbiosis con la tierra. MIENTRAS TANTO, debido al convenir de las sociedades, el plástico de uso singular que ocupa apenas unos minutos de nuestra rutina diaria permanece en el planeta tierra como un PARASITO, ahogando el paisaje natural de contaminación visual y petroquímica.

Al principio, se pensaba que al esconderlo en el océano nadie se daría cuenta de esta plaga, pero hoy en día el consumo plástico crece exponencialmente y pocas personas consideran que existen mas utilidades ademas de su uso inmediato y descartable. La población terrenal ha perdido la fe de la “reencarnación plástica” porque la ignorancia resulta ser el camino mas fácil.

Será posible encontrar una nueva vida para estos productos plásticos abandonados en la soledad de un vertedero ?

La verdad es que tenemos el poder de vencer esta plaga con un simple cambio de percepción. El conocimiento es poder, y crear conciencia sobre esta plaga que invade nuestras mas profundas raíces es el primer paso hacia la solución.

 

 

PLASTIC FANTASTIC ARTIST STATEMENT

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We are part of a new artistic movement auctocthonous of this new technological age almost two centuries after the first industrial revolution. The way we have grown technologically and industrially has also produced the growth of obsolete discarded waste which has turned into an unsustainable curse. A curse that does not disappear after we leave this earth but complicates and endures for the young generations ahead of us.

We are the voice of the future and we have chosen artistic expressions to not only speak but yell aloud inspiring the generations of this new world. We are the warriors who fight for love and environmental consciousness.

We are a movement inspired by the discomfort of our precious mother earth and we want to do something about it. We want to change the way people see waste, we want to transform the negative connotation of stinky trash into beautiful and inspiring art.

Our art is an investigation process of how to transform all the excessive plastic (which suffers a very short product life) into something useful and beautiful. We want to fuse the sensibility of art with the functionality of design.

Welcome to this exciting adventure of discovering the new uses of obsolete objects abandoned in the solitude of a stinky dumpster.

We want to transform the way people think throughout the medium of art. We want to revolutionize the way of making art. We want to show our ethical ideas throughout our canvas. We understand the global situation and we want to do something about it. We want to make a difference!