Singapore Installation Raises Awareness About Plastic Binge

Luzinterruptus designed an installation made from 20,000 plastic bottles for the I Light Marina Bay festival in Singapore.

Mallory Szczepanski, Vice President of Member Relations and Publications

May 11, 2018

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Continuing its mission to raise awareness about the threat of plastic waste, Luzinterruptus, the anonymous Spanish art collective, created a large installation made from 20,000 plastic bottles collected from hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and other places of large consumption for the I Light Marina Bay festival in Singapore, which was held in March.

The installation, Transistable Plastic, brought attention to plastic binge, an issue that the art collective always bears in mind when creating its installations. For the installation, Luzinterruptus prepared and vacuum packed the material that was used, creating hard solid panels to build seven mobile walls that hung from a structure under Esplanade Bridge, one of the busiest transit areas on the bay.

The group lit up the plastic material with cold, natural light, bringing out the color of the labels and allowing viewers to easily guess the city’s most popular beverage brands. As visitors made their way to the other side of the bay, they had to physically move the plastic out of the way to avoid getting stuck in the corridors. The more-than-a-minute-long walk through the installation brought out some asphyxia and, inevitably, the thought of plastic and its related problems.

For past installations, Luzinterruptus created a labyrinth of plastic waste in the middle of the Plaza Mayor in Madrid, an installation made entirely out of plastic bags for the FAB Festival de Bordeaux in Bordeaux, France, and a large installation made from 60,000 recycled bottles for the Luna de Octubre festival held in Madrid.

About the Author(s)

Mallory Szczepanski

Vice President of Member Relations and Publications, NWRA

Mallory Szczepanski was previously the editorial director for Waste360. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Columbia College Chicago, where her research focused on magazine journalism. She also has previously worked for Contract magazine, Restaurant Business magazine, FoodService Director magazine and Concrete Construction magazine.

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