PLASTIC MORPHING by Vinita Khanna @vinitakh
Opening tonight ~~~right now!!~~~ 6-9pm at @imperialcollege
🦐🦑🐚🐋🧜♂️ Every piece of plastic you have ever encountered, most likely still exists somewhere out there. That toothbrush you used this morning will end up outliving us, and our children, and the fifteen generations that will come after them.
80% of all plastic produced ends up in landfill, breaking down after over 400 years'. Microplastics are the most prevalent type of marine debris in our oceans, and the most difficult to remove due to their ubiquity and size.
By 2050, it is anticipated that the plastic in the ocean will outweigh fish.
This art installation reflects on the morphing of a lifeless material, which is now rapidly transforming much of the ecosystem. Over the last century, plastic polymers have infiltrated every aspect of our daily lives, and now we are finding that plastics are irreversibly entering our natural world, our water supplies and our food chain.
Plastic Morphing is a meditation on this process through microscopic images of waste, which take recognisable organic forms.