‘Plastic Optimism’Paul Conneally
Yarsley and Couzens account of the benefits that plastics would bring to a person born then, in 1945, the beginning of this ‘plastic age’:
“It is a world free from moth and rust and full of colour, a world largely built up of synthetic materials made from the most universally distributed substances, a world in which nations are more and more independent of localised naturalised resources, a world in which man, like a magician, makes what he wants for almost every need out of what is beneath and around him”
Plastic Optimism forms part of research and development for upcoming collaboration with Miffy Ryan of The Lone Ones Collective – hosted by Fearon Hall curated by Jacqui Gallon and facilitated by Professor Ming Turner, a Summer School with Taiwanese Art Interns.
We are theming a two day immersive workshop based in a local wood on merging/ combining plastics with the environment.
WE WILL EXPLORE THE PERFORMATIVE POTENTIAL OF PLASTICS
WE WILL INTERROGATE PLASTICITY AND CO-DEPENDANCE WITH PLASTICS
July 17th 2022