February 27 - March 27, 2024

- erik peters
- bianca carague

Plastic Tides

The exhibition "Plastic Tides," speculates the future of an archipelago that had emerged from plastic waste. While the Philippines ranks highest as an oceanic plastic polluter, much of this waste originates from Western countries such as the Netherlands.
Hence, the presentation looks into the possible influence of waste colonialism on spiritual connections and other links through a fictional techno-deity named Maria, tasked to care for an imagined island and to bring life to the new species formed after a supposed archipelagic evolution.

This exhibition is the third iteration of their project Maria Islands. ‘Maria Islands’ tells a story about how the Philippines could use plastic waste exported to the country to expand national territory through the creation of artificial plastic islands.

︎Mono8 Gallery, Greenhills Metro Manila, Philippines

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