XMass Tree Installation 2020-21
The power of REUSE
KraalD is exhibiting the existing XMass Tree in the front window from the 18 December 2020 to 7 January 2021 at The Margate School, Margate, Kent, UK. The XMass Tree was named as such to highlight the mass of plastic waste created by society during the festive season of consumption. The full body of the plastic tree was made up of hand-cut leaves from over three hundred milk bottles. The XMass sign is made from the bottle tops that I have collected over the past seven years. Thus this is a 100% prosumer installation.
The two magpie birds represent nature voices and posit a question of declining biodiversity and ecological
resilience facing the effects of plastic pollution. The suspended bubbles filled with plastic fruit mesh and wrappers confettis hint the presents of the nanoplastics in the air and affirming KraalD argument that I/We are all plasticised. This is a joufull plasticised re-tale, reflecting back, mirroring and foretelling plastic things becomings in nature-culture.
KraalD methodological fetishism: derives from the Bill Brown’s Thing Theory which is founded ‘from a methodological point of view, it is the things-in-motion that illuminate their human and social context’ (Brown, 2001, p. 6).
What is Above So is Below: Land CitySelf Flock, Sea PET Eddy, Sea Urchin & Jellyfish
Plastics Entanglements, Rochester 2018
Sacred Circle aka Plastic Fetish, Isle of White 2018
Following the abiogenic petroleum origin hypotheses, discarded plastic ambalage is placed within the sacred circle. Acknowledging the eternal abundance of rocks, biota and abandoned plastic packaging found on the beach/ ocean.
Land Art aka Plastic Soil, Rochester 2018
XMass Tree 2015/16
KraalD/ UCA MA Design Creative Residency with Surrey County Council -Waste Department recycling campaign exhibition at the Friary Shopping Center, Surrey, UK Dec 2015 to Jan 2016
The Sea PET Series, 2015
Sea PET: Sea Anemone, Croatia, 2015
Cherry Festival Tokyo Japan 2014
Reuse Thirst at Sitespecific, London 2013
KraalD Thirst at Eco Tales Festival, London 2013
Thirst 2013 Eco Tales Festival, London
CitySelf Anima 4 Sale 2012
Solo exhibit-pop-up store at Jeannie Avent Gallery, East Dulwich, 19-24 July, 2012. KraalD solo show, titled ‘Cityself Anima 4 Sale’, embedded in socio-consumer-ethical theory, exhibited prosumer lighting and jewellery product ranges. The opportunity to exhibit in a gallery and transforming the space into a guerrilla pop-up micro store created fertile soil for planting future qualitative produce. The solo show was an exciting opportunity to sfumato the boundaries of gallery, supermarket and street trade. This event introduced urban wildlife CitySelf flock, Boki, Mumu, and Bull to the public. Engaging small jewellery batch of Urban Bloom and creating a conversation platform allowing public to share fragmentary insights, exploring themes as: Trash is beautiful; Informal is normal;