Portfolio Case Study

Shadow Shaker

Arts Co, 2008


For exhibition 'From Now to Eternity'
curated by Arts Co

recycled plastic lumber (expanded polystyrene)
recycled PET webbing

installation size;
W 1,680 / D 400 / H 2,000 mm


'From Now to Eternity'
19 September to 19 October 2009
Mother Biscuit Building
10 Redchurch Street
London E2 7DD, U.K.

 

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This project was our responce to a brief by Arts Co, which asked how we could answer to the criticisms/negative image often given to plastic products and give positive and evocative qualities.  We started the project by inviting a polymer expart to give us lecture, especially on usage and reality of recycled plastic.  Then we visited a plastic recycling facility, where industrial plastic wastes gets sorted and re-formulated for the next production. Our aim was to observe both positves and negatives on recycling plastic, and to find a designer's way to communicate it to public in art installation format.

Concept of this installation 'Shadow Shaker' came from resaerches into existing recycled plastic products, and a possibility of using them as a "raw" material. We sought a way to communicate our findings and its potential in the reduced aesthetics of Shaker furniture and their wholly localised sustainable production model.  We merged them to communicate the longevity of sophisticated design and production, as well as importance of community engagement.

Installation is available, limited edition of 8.
contact: Arts Co