Becoming Plastic 2022
Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center
The exhibition Becoming Plastic: From Nature to Waste, is an installation of 27 ceramic objects suspended from the ceiling, between heaven and earth, ceiling and floor, giving a sense of floating or the possibility of looking at the hovering objects from an underwater viewpoint, enabling a disengagement from the existential and mundane, for the sake of focusing on the understanding of human existence. The installation engages with the dystopic processes that the planet is experiencing in the Anthropocene. From a world of hope and desire for progress, to the realisation over the past few years of the great tragedy of Earth: the fossil fuel emissions, air pollution and the plastic industry – are the biggest and toughest polluters of the natural environment, which will eventually destroy the delicate balance on our planet.
The concept “Becoming Plastic” is inspired by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s writings....