Anne-Kathrin Lutterberg, Carmen Draxler
Prof. Burkhart von Scheven
Art and Design
Visual Communication (Bachelor of Arts (B.A.))
Type of project presentation
Summer semester 2019
- Freifläche 2 / outside 2 (vor VDV)
attractive to children
Every day we consume plastics – the majority of it is single-use and is discarded afterwards. Our plastic consumption has devastating consequences for the ocean and is one of the primary causes of climate change. Garbage patches as large as some countries were formed in the seas over decades of unmitigated consumerism. All of this is happening in the distance far away from Weimar, and it’s dimension is unimaginable for most people.
”Turn the Tide“ makes a clear statement against the plastic pollution of our oceans. The plastic wave rolled through Weimar on June 28th as harbinger of the protest movement ”Fridays for Future“. We’re flooding Weimar – To open people’s eyes to the alarming proportions of the plastic catastrophe.
Two workshop days were dedicated to create the extradimensional wave from collected and cleaned house hold plastics. Together, we set the wave in motion, and demonstrated from Goetheplatz to the University Campus and back through the city centre.
Now, the plastic wave is part of the exhibition ”The Last Straw“ and calls upon visitors to question their plastic consumption.
It’s Your Turn!
The creation of the wave and the demonstration were documented. This is showcased as film in the exhibition.
Another short movie was filmed under the tag line ”Turn the Tide“. It picks up the joy and comfort that is triggered by everyday plastic consumption.