KraalD/UCA, Designtransposal Workshop, at Creative Challenge Event, London, 25 March, 2015
They talk about plastic rubbish in the ocean !
Progress is not all good. Our world plastic consumption continues to rise, In the first decade of the twenty-first century plastic production has quadrupled in comparison to the last. Oceans are the largest unprotected ecosystem on Earth. Anthropogenic litter, as it is termed, is present in all marine habitats and plastic and metal are the most prevalent litter item found on the deep sea bed. Plastic waste travels and is concentrated in five rotating currents, known as gyres. Marine research has revealed that synthetic polymers are a toxic pollutant spread throughout all the world’s oceans. Currently 269,000 tons of plastic composed of 5.25 trillion particles are afloat at sea. The impacts of plastic pollution after entering the food chain, through ingestion are: cancer, malformation and impaired reproductive ability. Sadly this problem is more complex then it seems. The meso-level fish rise 300 metres…
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The piece she has created for EcoTales is called ‘Thirst’. The wave of reused plastic bottles are a reminder of the millions of plastic objects that are manufactured to be used only once and then thrown away into landfill. They represent our disposable lifestyle and culture in the 21st Century. It makes us think about how our lifestyle revolves around things that we just throw away.
The artist is london based Katarina Dimitrijecvic. She operates as KraalD Designedisposal and as well as creating installations from urban plastic trash, she also creates furniture and jewellery using plastic waste materials as an integral part of the finished product. Through exhibitions and workshops she aims to reduce future landfill and she explores recycling and design around re-using things that were made to be disposable.
She is showing us how something so familiar to us can be interepreted in a different way. And with her upcycled designer products she is recreating plastic into useful and beautiful things that we will use and enjoy for years to come.
In fact, they can become objects of desire and useful production materials.
Come and see her installation on Sunday and then meet her too as she will be bringing a selection of her amazing products along.