Andreea Medar | Breathing plastic
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Breathing plastic

The apocalipse of the white elephant 2021, Comenduirea Garnizoanei, Timisoara, curators: Mălina Ionecu, Mirela Stoeac-Vladuți, Denise Parizek



My concern for plastic is founded on the transition I have witnessed while I was a child: the majority of authentic traditional objects from my grandparents’ village were gradually replaced with plastic. Today plastic is everywhere, at home and in nature. Micro particles of plastic are found in marine and land animals. We witness a brand new transition in which even animals have plastic inside them.

The installation proposes a dystopian future, in which the border between terrestrial and aquatic, between plants and mammals, will disappear. A mutation appeared after a cataclysm and projects us in the year 200 after the apocalypse, in a completely different world, governed by plastic. Transparent or matte, shiny, electrifying, aesthetic – plastic becomes organic.

“Breathing plastic, the immersive installation created by Andreea Medar opens up a world where the impossible naturally sediments: we breath in plastic, the breathing plastic. The space time axis configures in this node of cognitive grids which is the prolific imagination of the artists, a parallel universe (from a never-ending possibilities pertaining to the multiverse) or a faraway future in which proof of our existence become less likely or even inexistent.

The public becomes an intruder who is draw n in by a brave new world (a reference to Aldous Huxley) from which he cannot be part of (being held captive in our current present), but which begins to unravel as an effect of our present actions.” ( Mirela Stoeac-Vladuti )


(transparent plastic stitch, black UV light – which kills bacteria and viruses, infusion tubes – recovered from my hospitalization in 2013, plastic tubes, glass, fluorescent pigment, water, silicone, synthetic fur)