“People ask: Why should I care about the ocean? Because the ocean is the cornerstone of Earth’s life support system, it shapes climate and weather. It holds most of life on Earth. Ninety-seven percent of Earth’s water is there. It’s the blue heart of the planet– we should take care of our heart. It’s what makes life possible for us. We still have a really good chance to make things better than they are. They wont get better unless we take the action and inspire others to do the same thing. No one is without power. Everybody has the capacity to do something.”
-“Her Deepness” Sylvia Earle
luzinterruptus weaves labyrinth of plastic waste from 6000 illuminated bottles
all images © gustavo sanabria / courtesy of luzinterruptus
working in their distinctive plastic medium, anonymous art group luzinterruptus has built the ‘labyrinth of plastic waste’ for poland’s katowice street art festival. 6000 discarded water bottles have been transformed into a 7 by 5 meter maze with weaving corridors and narrow pathways, which visitors can immerse themselves within and experience on a large-scale. the containers have been collected into transparent garbage bags and hung by their handles throughout the metallic framework, made from modular and reusable elements. LED lights packed within illuminate the structure by night, casting a neon-blue hue throughout the plaza site.
LEDs illuminate the structure by night
the maze of plastic overlooks the polish plaza
sourced from a local manufacturing and bottling plant (who gave them to the artists because they did not meet the quality standards required to sell them) the arrangement of water jugs demonstrates the amount of plastic waste that is consumed daily. at the project’s finality, all parts of the installation were completely disassembled and recycled.
the plastic bottles are contained and hung in waste bags
the maze is an immersive space which can be entered and experienced
visitors are free to walk through illuminated installation
the labyrinth by day
green and blue plastic bottles suspended on the metallic framework