I’ll be posting pictures from my ongoing installation work progress. I’m participating in “Itse teossa” group exhibition in Tampere, gallery Ronga, and the idea of this exhibition is to build an artwork or collection of works during the exhibition time, thus allowing the audience a glimpse on the working process of an artist.
If you cannot see the images above, check them from my Instagram:
Day 1: instagram.com/p/4TssnGPAX1/
Day 2: instagram.com/p/4WpG3tPAbj/
Day 3: instagram.com/p/4ZcuisPAW-/ and instagram.com/p/4Y7NgjvAQk/
Day 4: instagram.com/p/4cAKwcvAUO/ and instagram.com/p/4cAljSPAVe/
Day 5: instagram.com/p/4eE3c_PAVi/
Day 6: instagram.com/p/4jeBe7vAQw/
Day 7: resting 😉
Day 8: instagram.com/p/4rS0nYPAWn/ and instagram.com/p/4rXzupPAfM/
In my installation Captain Nemo’s Dinner Table I combine the legend of Jules Verne’s fictious submarine captain to modern-day themes of marine ecology and preservation. Today’s seas are polluted with plastic waste. In 2010, according to scientists, eight million tons of plastic trash ended up in the ocean from coastal countries—far more than the total that has been measured floating on the surface in the ocean’s “garbage patches.” In the North Pacific is an area the size of Turkey of floating plastic rubbish.
Captain Nemo’s Dinner Table is built during the exhibition from mainly rubbish and reusable items like plastic bottles. My aim is to make the rubbish look beautiful and classy, as the dinner table that would be at the captain’s salon. The centerpiece of the dinner table is a “chandelier” made of plastic bottle prisms. I create the prism effect using old CD or DVD disks broken down into pieces and with their cover tape partly removed. The disk shards are then put inside plastic bottles with transparent sheets and water. In addition the installation will include one mirror ball with motor and spot light, plus a table made from trash wood and leftovers from construction site, covered with white linen and disposable table cover.
Gallery visitors can participate into the making of the installation by bringing a clear plastic bottle (with cap included) and / or used, demolish able CD or DVD-disks.