Historic French building stuffed with plastic bags looks ready to explode

November 15, 2017 by  
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A shockingly large number of plastic bags appeared to fill a historic stone building to near bursting in Bordeaux last month. The eye-catching installation is the most recent work of Luzinterruptus , a design collective famous for raising environmental awareness with plastic art installations. Created for the FAB Festival de Bourdeaux, the temporary artwork, titled The Plastic We Live With, turned into a light installation at night evocative of illuminated stained glass. Inspired by France’s ban of single-use plastic bags passed last year, The Plastic We Live With draws attention to the staggering amount of plastic waste in the world. “The idea was to graphically visualize, in a way that could be understood by all, the plastic excess that is around us, a recurrent subject in our work and in life, since practically everything we consume is either made with this material or it is wrapped in it or we are eating it in small particles in the meat and the fish we ingest,” Luzinterruptus wrote. Related: PlasticWaste Labyrinth is a stunning look inside our plastic waste problem The team, aided by 30 volunteers from the Asociacion Bénévoles en Action, collected thousands of plastic bags and recycled plastic for months from the city stores and warehouses. The bags were assembled in the openings of the building’s facade and lit from behind at night. The installation was on view for four days, after which the plastic was taken down and recycled with the building returned to its original condition. + Luzinterruptus Images via Lola Martínez

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Massive ‘plastic monster’ art installation engulfs museum visitors

August 30, 2017 by  
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Some artists prefer to work with top-of-the-line elements, but Taiwanese artist Shih Chieh Huang can do wonders with a ubiquitous dollar store material like painter’s plastic. The artist just unveiled a massive “plastic monster” that wraps around the Worcester Art Museum ‘s Roman Renaissance Court, engulfing visitors in an inflated labyrinth of human-like entrails. The volumnous art installation is entirely made out of a simple roll of painter’s plastic. Using a box fan, Huang breathes life to the pneumatic sculpture, which has a distinctive likeness similar to that of human intestines, “When you see the air trying to squeeze through, it makes you think of the lower intestine,” Huang told Hyper Allergic . “It’s almost like there’s food in there and it’s trying to get it out through the ends.” Related: PlasticWaste Labyrinth is a stunning look inside our plastic waste problem Photograph by Christopher Snow Hopkins for Hyperallergic The installation is the latest piece in Huang’s “Organic Concept,” series where he brings uses a variety of cheap materials to create life-like sculptures. In addition to the inflated sculpture, the artist’s bioluminescent kinetic sculptures are also on display in the museum. Reusable Universes: Shih Chieh Huang is a series of glowing marine cyborgs that Huang has created using Tupperware, LED automotive headlights, polyethylene terephthalate bottles, and various everyday materials. The exhibition will be on display at the Worcester Art Museum through November 12. + Shih Chieh Huang + Worcester Art Museum Via Hyper Allergic Photography by Kim Noonan via Worcester Art Museum

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Luzinterruptus builds an “eighth continent” out of recycled plastic waste

October 19, 2015 by  
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Artist Aurora Robson Transforms Discarded Plastic into Beautiful Pieces of Art

November 16, 2012 by  
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Aurora Robson isn’t just an artist — she’s also an environmental activist. The Canadian-born artist’s elaborate sculptures are made from cut-up plastic bottles and other bits of discarded plastic, which are sold to support further environmental reclamation and awareness. We’ve tracked Robson’s evolution here on Inhabitat, featuring her work, first in 2009 and also earlier this year . Now, Joshua Kogan has produced a short documentary about Robson. Click through to see the film. Read the rest of Artist Aurora Robson Transforms Discarded Plastic into Beautiful Pieces of Art Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Aurora Robson , eco-art , Joshua Kogan , plastic art , recycled bottle sculptures , recycled material art , Recycled Materials , Recycled Plastic , sculptures

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