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Luzinterruptus’ Recycled Plastiksack! Installation Guards the Gewerbemuseum In Switzerland
Posted By Diane Pham On July 31, 2012 @ 12:00 pm In Art,carousel showcase,Design,Innovation,Recycled Materials | Comments Disabled
Following Oh Plastiksack! ‘s monographic theme of plastic bags, Luzinterruptus  went about town collecting various bags from local residents. The museum even arranged for free admission to all their exhibits for anyone who would recycle a plastic bag with them.
Luzinterruptus  ended up with more than 5,000 plastic bags  to use in their installation, and they opted to apply only the most striking and colorful bags. The bags were filled with air, stacked in two large containers, and lit from within before being placed in front of the museum. The installation is on a four month run (initiated in June) and its significance lies in how it will evolve with time and how the public will react.
As Luzinteruptus relays: “The first few days of the installation were the most striking and spectacular, with all the bags perfectly placed and filled with air. After a few weeks the display was no longer as pleasing to the eye and surely after 4 months it will look truly decrepit.
“This, far from worrying us, helps us to make sense of an installation which you can experience, in a visual manner, the reality of plastic bags, objects generally created with the purpose of inviting consumption and building an image that speaks positively about the brand, but that once used, if not carefully recycled, they become very damaging and impossible to remove from the environment.”
Oh Plastiksack!  is curated by Susanna Kumschick and will be on display until October 7, 2012.
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URLs in this post:
 Luzinteruptus: http://inhabitat.com/luzinterruptus-luminous-recycled-bottles-cascade-from-dismantled-drinking-fountains-in-madrid/
 Plastic garbage guarding the museum: http://www.luzinterruptus.com/?p=1279
 Oh Plastiksack!: http://gewerbemuseum.ch/ausstellungen/aktuell/detailansicht/gmwausstellung/alltagsobjekt-plastiktuete/?no_cache=1
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 Luzinterruptus: http://www.luzinterruptus.com/
 plastic bags: http://inhabitat.com/hawaii-officially-becomes-the-first-u-s-state-to-ban-plastic-bags/
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