Plastic Apotheosis

Plastic Apotheosis

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The installation called "Plastic Apotheosis" is placed in isolated space of shipping container. I’ve built it inside because I wanted to create an environment for personal experience. The main goal was to create a space of undulated plastic which reflects light and serves as a factor of disinformation. It forces the viewer into dialog with white space and tests their ability to adapt. All aspects – such as light, structure, color and space were put together to trigger both emotional and intellectual sites of reception. Installation poses the question about the role of the senses. Can we rely on our senses and determinate whether space is flat, concave or convex when light makes it impossible to see? Plastic Apotheosis was based also on my way of seeing plastic materials – even when they seem tacky, they can easily transform into something noble. The purpose of using plastic materials was not only in order to provoke optical delusion of the eye but also to change viewers reception to how each of us uses these materials as part of daily consumerism. The timeless nature of plastics is hypnotizing, but It brings us to the statement that sooner or later our civilization is getting closer to "sink" under avalanche of products and objects that it has created. Simultaneously, the installation refers to the topic of isolation, which is becoming more urgent than ever. „Plastic Apotheosis” is another closed space, which simulates „walls”, that we are trying so hard to tear down or built. We enter into the container with curiosity that can suddenly change into fear of losing attachment to outside reality. This aspect of losing orientation and our abilities to recover interest me the most. The flexibility and adaptability to regenerate our senses will decide what kind of face awaits in the future.

Plastic Apotheosis

by Zuzanna Grochowska
media: installation and sculpture
year: 2019
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tags: consumption & consumerism , plastic , recycling , technology

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