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Plastic Horizon



The urban seashore is awash with microplastic pollution. I developed a habit of picking up the tiny pieces and sorting them out according to colours - a process of cultural archeology that almost amounted to personal obsession.

The microplastic material gatherd during the summer 2018 is now arranged to be exhibited on 8 pieces of picture ledges (12x115cm each) to make a row of 9,20 meters. Four of the ledges hold plastics ranging from transparent, white and grey through black. The coloured bits and pieces form another set of spectrum line from dark red to light blue.


The 10 meter long and 12 cm wide row ( 8 picture ledges 115 cm each) can be placed on the floor or wall mounted .