Sunday, 30 March 2008

'Art', The Pollutant!

Eduardo Srur - Giant Plastic Bottles (2008)Here's the latest thing in "art installations": Eduardo Srur's 20 giant plastic bottles along the shore of the Tieté River, where it runs through Sao Aulo in Brazil. The river has suffered major contamination, due to economic growth, and this attempt to prettify the damage by means of jumbo plastic bottles adds insult to injury. Plastic in one form or another is killing wildlife all over the world. It is dangerous stuff. So let's not call this monstrous junk "art". Let's call it what it is: toxic contamination. (CLICK for David Shukman's report on toxic waste around the island of Midway; article and video.)


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