Plastic Planet by Calder Kamin

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Plastic is everywhere. The man-made substance litters roads, fills oceans and has entered the tissue of all living things. Humans transformed nature to make our lives more convenient, only to leave a massive mess for the next generation. What are the steps to solve this crisis? Like the scavenger animals Calder Kamin sculpts, she collects a variety of colored plastic bags from her friends and family. She strips and twists the bags until they fold into a texture like fur or grass, and meticulously applies each piece. With the help of Kamin’s extended community, the Plastic Planet series diverted thousands of plastic bags from the environment.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Art At SXSW
Event Type: Special Event