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Polyethylene, 2022
In Art & New EcologyThe University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
Laser-cut スタードリーム-FSオパール  209 g/m2
Dimensions variable

Recent research suggests that Pythia, the powerful female priestess of ancient Greece, may have been inhaling ethylene to recite her enigmatic spells. For centuries, people from far and wide came to the oracle of Delphi to receive the cryptic fate determinative prophecies. Oddly, the same chemical substance that indicated that human development was in coalition with nature, is two millennia later alarming the unsustainability of the anthropocentric system. One of the indicators that the era of the Anthropocene has started is the plastics found in the Earth’s fossils, including polyethylene, one of the most commonly produced plastics. 

“Polyethylene” is an adaptable installation that visualises the multiplicities of new ecology. The cut pattern is inspired by polyethylene’s chemical structure, channelling a reinterpretation of absoluteness. The installation is an infinite mesh, a simultaneity between all objects, that adapts, and grows as a time weaver.