Netherlands / 2017-present / sculptural objects / plastic household utensils / variable dimensions
Plastic Age consists of plastic household products from various countries, including Indonesia, Colombia, Uganda, Azerbaijan, Palestine, Cuba and Serbia. All items have been brought by myself on my travels. The size of the installation depends on the space in which it is exhibited.
The work stems from my love-hate relationship with plastic. I love the colorful household products that can be bought all over the world (the collection of objects started in 2003 as a private collection); On the other hand, I am averse to single use plastics such as straws, bags and packaging that are carelessly produced, used and thrown away anywhere. The limit has been reached.
Plastic Age works like a mirror that makes people think about the plastic problem. I noticed this while exhibiting the site-specific work of 665 cm at BIG ART 2020, curated by Anne van der Zwaag, on the Hembrug site in Zaandam.
In 2018-2019 I showed three smaller towers or totems of 150 to 200 cm long at the Bellamy Cabinet during a window exhibition in Amsterdam-West. That group exhibition was curated by Lidewij Sloot and Sofie Rouw.
In 2017 I developed the prototypes during a short five-day residency at De Torenkamer in Amsterdam.