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Start Date

3-30-2024 8:30 AM

End Date

3-30-2024 10:00 AM


Artist's Statement:

The epidemic of plastics now choking our waterways feels so rooted in the Y2K aesthetic and fast paced trend cycle of my childhood. Every new technology came wrapped in brightly colored plastics translucent enough to marvel at the inner wiring and computer chips. Learning to type on the bulbus, turquoise Macs that lined the schools computer lab made the excitement of connectivity and technological advance inseparable from the proliferation of plastic casing. The snacks in the school yard seemed to follow similar trends with the popularization of single servings and overnight the coolest kids had lunch boxes packed with throw away plastic wrappings instead of fresh fruits or homemade sandwiches. Oh how I would have killed to be the kid with the newest fruit roll up tongue tattoo or lunchable. At recess, week to week we stopped associating plastic trash with waste but instead with new and better. Now decades later we are left to make our homes in the aftermath of such waste and we are struggling to end the preferences and dependencies we formed in such a childhood.

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