PLASTISPHERE/Plastisphere 1 Thessaloniki
The archeological site Galerius Palace in the center of Thessaloniki gets constantly littered by pedestrians walking by. The artists collected the garbage and relocated it within the premise by solemnly throwing it out while wandering the place.
PLASTISPHERE is a project designed for the PUBLIC SPACE that conceptually investigates the anthropogenic pollution of the oceans and the presence of plastic in our everyday lives by the German artists Swaantje Güntzel and Jan Philip Scheibe. The project touches topics such as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, microplastics, noise pollution, beach littering, plastisphere, problems in urban waste management, our purchasing behavior and its consequences for marine life resulting therefrom. PLASTISPHERE tracks down the origins of marine pollution and brings them into the public imagination. The project playfully engages and comments on our consumer and waste management habits, our polluting lifestyles overwhelming the natural world and our inability to address this global problem.
PLASTISPHERE/Thessaloniki was realized in February/March 2016 as Residency #1 of ARTECITYA "Envisioning the City of Tomorrow" in collaboration with artbox, Goethe Institut Thessaloniki under the framework of Creative Europe.
Plastisphere Galerius Palace