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"pLASTOPia: Future Ecologies"

Güncelleme tarihi: 8 Eki 2023

People bought 60% more clothes in 2014 and used their clothes for half the time than in 2000. The fashion industry accounts for 10% of the world's carbon emissions. It is estimated to be responsible for about 20% of global clean water pollution. Washing synthetics releases an estimated 500,000 tons of microfibers into the oceans per year. A single polyester garment can discharge 700,000 microplastic fibers that can enter the food chain. It is estimated that 2,700 liters of fresh water are needed to make a single cotton T-shirt, which is enough to meet a person's drinking needs for 2.5 years. If you're getting something for less than it's worth, someone else is paying for it for you; human, animal, plant, soil , water or all together...

While the products of the culture industry are fast, temporary and disposable in the process of production and consumption, when they are in the form of rubbish in nature, on the contrary, they are slow, permanent, durable and long-lasting.

But Evolution is chaos...

Recent research reveals that microplastics in the soil, water and air enter the food chains, stomachs, lungs, breast milk, placenta and even the blood of all living things.

The art project Plastopia uses an ironic language in the light of scientific and statistical data. Plastopia imagines new life forms after an ecological collapse in which all resources are depleted. These life forms are life forms that were exposed to plastic during the Anthropocene period, but evolved by adapting to it, taking advantage of its flexibility and longevity.

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