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Involuntary Pairs

Plastics & natural found objects on paper


Involuntary Pairs takes a magnified look at plastic pollution in the oceans. Outside of the curated environment of civilisation, the left-overs of human consumerism are merging with nature to a point of inseparability. Involuntary Pairs zooms in on single products found on beaches, making the magnitude of the plastic epidemic tangible. 

Each plastic object is visually paired with a natural specimen; the findings look alike, yet one originates from nature, the other from human manufacturing.

Referencing taxonomy of the 17th century when exotic flora and fauna were unknown to the Western world, Involuntary Pairs informs about the implications of plastics today. These are still only partially known despite plastics’ omnipresence in every-day life and its global distribution.


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