Blue Ocean

Installation
Plastics bags
2017

Blue Ocean, is a tunnel composed of hundreds of plastic bags. Each plastic bag has the phrase “Please recycle me” printed on it. At the end of the tunnel, there's a red sticker with the words “Paid thank you.” The audience is prompted to think more deeply about the relationship between consumer and pollution as the connections made between these two elements are that people prefer to spend money on buying pollution merely for the sake of convenience, but have not thought of the production and usage of plastic bags. When the plastic bags were reassembled into the installation space, there was a unique dull sound of friction as the audience passed through the plastic bags in the narrow channel. This sound and the narrowness of the tunnel represented a sense of oppression like sinking to the seafloor.

Maxine Leu Art Studio / New Paltz, New York, USA

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