THEME – ENTANGLED
Nature Performance Art / 2018 / Ghana
The artist performed by assuming what it will be like to the sea mammals or creatures that get entangled by plastics and its debris. To the artist man ought to analysis what goes around him because those things that go around will sure comes back to them. If you are polluting the environment and water bodies with plastics then you should be aware that entanglement will catch up on you in future. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration said that plastic debris kills an estimated 100,000 marine mammals annually, millions of birds and fishes. The millions of pieces of plastic debris, large discarded fishing nets and lines, take an obvious toll on marine animals. These ghost nets, entangle, snare and drown thousands of larger sea creatures per year, such as whales, seals, sea lions, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, crocodiles, seabirds, crabs, microscopic organisms (Zooplankton) and other creatures. These nets and plastic debris restrict movement, entangled causing; starvation, laceration, infection, and, in animals that need to return to the surface to breathe, suffocation. At this very minute I want you the reader to imagine yourself being entangled, starved, suffocate and at the point of death without any help, how would you feel? Through this performance I tried to find myself in such situation and I felt what thousands of marine folks are going through. You might think plastic entanglement and their effect are far from you then sorry to disappoint you that are not. From research plastic produces certain poisonous chemical that if care is not taken will contaminates the ocean to bring disease that are yet to be named. We human are certainly victims due to food chain. Water bodies occupy large part of earth space so if it becomes contaminated then we should wait to face the consequences. The time is now! We must arise and fight plastic pollution.
Our universal sea must be protected from plastic waste and debris.