Right Window at ATA, San Franscisco
plastic exploding inevitable reef
is showing in San Francisco at
Right Window at ATA
992 Valencia at 21st Street, San Francisco
Sept 7 - Oct 3, 2008
Opening Reception: September 7, 5-8 p.m.
Project Talk at 6pm by IFF co-director Christine Wertheim.
During September 2008, the IFF's Plastic Exploding Inevitable Reef will be showing at Right Window at ATA in San Francisco, an exhibition organized by famed Bay Area experimental writer Dodie Bellamy.
This amazing all-plastic installation is the latest spawn of the IFF's Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project. Curated and designed by Christine Wertheim (the IFF's reigning queen of plastic) this delicate, psychedelic installation features electric-pink Jelly-Yarn "sand" by Kathleen Greco; a clutch of craft-lace anemones adorned with plastic beads by Evelyn Hardin; a grove of bottle tree forms by Nadia Severs and Barbara Wertheim; and a tiny exquisite sea-scape painted on the inside of a plastic take-out food container by Alicia Escott.
In the decades since Andy Warhol created his "Exploding Plastic Inevitable", the original multimedia component of his now-infamous Factory, the words he strung together have taken on a more sinister edge. In the hands of the IFF and a subset of our most irrepressible contributors the name has been morphed to inspire an installation that calls attention to the alarming problem of plastic trash that is inundating our oceans.
Contributors to the Plastic Exploding Inevitable
Kathleen Greco (pink plastic Jelly-Yarn sand); Evelyn Hardin (craft-lace anemones and white spires); Nadia Severns and Barbara Wertheim (bottle trees); Sarah Simons, Margaret Wertheim and Christine Wertheim (anemones); Arlene Mintzer (black craft-lace jelly-fish); Ildiko Szabo (flourescent coral forms); Alicia Escott (painted take-out box seascape).
More information about this exhibition can be seen at http://rightwindow.blogspot.com/
More information about the issue of plastic trash in our ocean.