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The presence of macro and micro plastic in the water is the direct consequence of our social and individual behavior. In addition to representing a real form of environmental disaster, the resulting pollution is mainly reflected on the animal species that inhabit the waters. In fact, aquatic organisms (especially marine ones) can confuse waste with food and, ingesting it, find death. Moreover, since plastic waste does not undergo a process of biodegradation but is consumed by photodegradation, it is transformed into microplastics that are easily ingested by marine animals, entering the food chain and reaching up to humans. The project therefore intends to reflect on the conservation of ecosystems and on the sustainable use of marine resources, starting first of all from small daily actions. The project intends to underline the consequences of the presence of plastic in waters, both marine and fluvial. It is composed by an audiovisual work based on the balance and the clarity of the forms, that is modified through the voluntary immersion of plastic objects in a water tank by visitors: each immersed object, video and audio are modified in a way Progressively, as the laminated objects are removed, the video and audio return to the initial quiet state. The installation intends to represent the problem of the "Plastic Marine Litter" through an audiovisual device that immediately underlines the effect of the release of plastic waste at sea: a cause / effect, action / reaction operation that is a warning to our act in the world, even through small daily gestures.
PLASTIC MARINE LITTER (2018)
Design and development: Calembour
Software and hardware: Arduino + Max/Msp
Material: water, monitor, Arduino, speakers

Festival della Scienza
Aquae - Il futuro è nell'oceano - Palazzo Ducale, Genova (2018)
www.festivalscienza.it
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