Immaterial (I) is a photographic documentation exploring my own contribution to plastic waste over a 3 month period. By photographing a familiar material out of context, I have visually exaggerated a subject that is given little thought and consumed in an inconsequential manner.
Plastic is valuable in our society because of it’s resilience and ability to contain and control certain elements in our material lives. This is in contrast to the chaos that is created after it’s disposal, where it never fully degrades but rather breaks down into unsubstantially smaller and smaller pieces.
This installation represents the opposing binaries of control and chaos that plastic occupies. The material that is photographed in its ‘original’ and familiar state is depicted within the four borders of the traditional photographic frame. These photographs are surrounded by images of the material in a visually degrading state; the image quality is lessened and is printed onto plain paper, unconfined to the four borders of the photographic space.
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