Sunday, July 25, 2010
The target was to draw attention of the public to the fate of the coral reefs. At the centre of the exhibition, the Toxic Reef made entirely from plastic waste serves as a reminder of how 10 per cent of plastic waste ends up in the ocean. Scientists now believe that it is entirely possible that there will be no coral reefs left by the end of this century. The plastic debris in the ocean is also killing an estimated 100,000 marine mammals and one million seabirds every year. Close inspection of the Toxic Reef reveals sea anemones made from shopping bags, a forest of kelp made from discarded video tapes, jellyfish made from plastic bin liners and an entire section made from the blue plastic wrappers of the New York Times...
Posted by ifr at 10:42 AM
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Posted by ifr at 10:26 PM
Thursday, July 8, 2010
There are recollections (of objects/events) that for that reason or another leave profound and lasting impressions on us and that we keep coming back to. A couple of years ago I came across a brochure of an exhibition by an Irish artist Bea McMahon entitled "Lace". I put it away and couldn't find it ever since. I couldn't remember the name of the artist so couldn't find anything on the Internet. The fact that there is barely any information on Ms. McMahon on the net didn't help. Yesterday the brochure literally fell out of one of the presses, and I couldn't be happier. The exhibition was entitled Lace, Ms. McMahon was commissioned by the Dublin Docklands Development to produce images of the Docklands area. Amazingly I couldn't find any images of her works online, so had to scan the brochure. The brochure says "...the material of stitch/thread is an interesting juxtaposition to the harder materials of the construction industry. This juxtaposition is what makes these works on paper exceptionally beautiful and apparently delicate yet they posses all the formality and precision of design drawings." To me the precision of the stitched lines reminds relentless work of a cardiac monitor producing a reflection of heartbeat.
Also it reminds me of music by Bjork.
Posted by ifr at 10:34 PM