Compost Sculpture
2011 - 2012
Compost Sculpture
Drawing of the compost sculpture in the shape of a plastic soy-fish bottle you find in sushi-packages of the supermarket.
Compost Sculpture
Installation Design Museum Eindhoven 2012 300 x 300 x 150 cm
Compost Sculpture
Performance-Installation Galerie Kap Pur, Tilburg. 2011 240 x 50 x 150 cm
Compost Sculpture
Filmstill that shows the degradtion process of the Plantic HP1 material.
Compost Sculpture
Compost Sculpture
Compost Sculpture

Installation consisting of multiples Installation size variable.

Size individual fish: 60 x 35 x 20 cm

Material sculpture: Plantic HP1 black; Plantic HP1 gold (biodegradable plastic based on cornstarch)

Material Installation: aquarium, water, sculpture

Stop Motion Video: HD, 16:9, 0:32 min.

Multiples realised with the kind support of Plantic Factory in Jena, Germany.

The inspiration for the Compost Sculpture is an enlarged version of the “soy-sauce fish” from the company Kikkoman. The 5 cm long container is made out of PE (polyethylen). It is usually served with fast food sushi and is a typical product of our global plastic “trash” culture.

To reflect on the non-degradation process of plastic, I choose the material Plantic HP1, a newly developed biodegradable plastic based on cornstarch. It is used for wrapping dry food and chocolates by supermarkets like Marks & Spencer. Because Plantic HP1´s hydrofillic nature, the material degrades when it comes in contact with water.

For the project I mass produced the sculpture and placed one sculpture into an aquarium. Visitors can see how the material absorbs the water, loss shape and pigment and dissolved in less then 2 hours.

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