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An Ecosystem of Excess _ P-Plastoceptor detail
by pinar yoldas
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Title:
An Ecosystem of Excess _ P-Plastoceptor detail

Author:
pinar yoldas

Description:
The Project An Ecosystem of Excess is a comprehensive art installation on the impact of anthropogenic plastics in earth's oceans. Since the competition form allows for one image I chose P-Plastoceptor one of the pieces from the thirty artworks that belong in the installation. Below is a short description of the project followed by the description of plastoceptors which are represented in the image image submitted. This project starts in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Covering between 700000 and 15 million square kilometers, the site is a monument to plastic waste on a global scale. Referring to Kantian aesthetics, it is a truly ‘sublime’ kinetic sculpture built by all the nations around the Pacific Ocean through many years of mindless, unsustainable consumption. As environmental activist and discoverer of the Trash Vortex Captain Charles Moore boldly claims, ‘the ocean has turned into a plastic soup.’ From primordial soup to plastic soup, An Ecosystem of Excess asks a very simple question: ‘If life started today in our plastic debris filled oceans, what kinds of life forms would emerge out of this contemporary primordial ooze?’ The project introduces pelagic insects, marine reptilia, fish and birds endowed with organs to sense and metabolize plastics as a new Linnean order of post-human life forms. Inspired by the groundbreaking findings of new bacteria that burrow into pelagic plastics, An Ecosystem of Excess envisions life forms of greater complexity, life forms that can thrive in man-made extreme environments, life forms that can turn the toxic surplus of our capitalistic desire into eggs, vibrations, and joy. Starting from excessive anthropocentrism An Ecosystem of Excess reaches anthropo-de-centrism, by offering life without mankind. Plastosensory Organ Plastoception is the sense by which an organism perceives plastics in the environment. Neural encoding and processing of plastics are carried out by an array of plastosensory structures.P-plastoceptors are named after their physical appearance, which resembles the letter P, as well as their superb performance in sensing the polypropylene family. The plastosensory organ works like a spectrograph, exemplifying quantum biology in action.
Description:
The Project An Ecosystem of Excess is a comprehensive art installation on the impact of anthropogenic plastics in earth's oceans. Since the competition form allows for one image I chose P-Plastoceptor one of the pieces from the thirty artworks that belong in the installation. Below is a short description of the project followed by the description of plastoceptors which are represented in the image image submitted. This project starts in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Covering between 700000 and 15 million square kilometers, the site is a monument to plastic waste on a global scale. Referring to Kantian aesthetics, it is a truly ‘sublime’ kinetic sculpture built by all the nations around the Pacific Ocean through many years of mindless, unsustainable consumption. As environmental activist and discoverer of the Trash Vortex Captain Charles Moore boldly claims, ‘the ocean has turned into a plastic soup.’ From primordial soup to plastic soup, An Ecosystem of Excess asks a very simple question: ‘If life started today in our plastic debris filled oceans, what kinds of life forms would emerge out of this contemporary primordial ooze?’ The project introduces pelagic insects, marine reptilia, fish and birds endowed with organs to sense and metabolize plastics as a new Linnean order of post-human life forms. Inspired by the groundbreaking findings of new bacteria that burrow into pelagic plastics, An Ecosystem of Excess envisions life forms of greater complexity, life forms that can thrive in man-made extreme environments, life forms that can turn the toxic surplus of our capitalistic desire into eggs, vibrations, and joy. Starting from excessive anthropocentrism An Ecosystem of Excess reaches anthropo-de-centrism, by offering life without mankind. Plastosensory Organ Plastoception is the sense by which an organism perceives plastics in the environment. Neural encoding and processing of plastics are carried out by an array of plastosensory structures.P-plastoceptors are named after their physical appearance, which resembles the letter P, as well as their superb performance in sensing the polypropylene family. The plastosensory organ works like a spectrograph, exemplifying quantum biology in action.
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