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March 6th to 11th, 2018


Art Works of the Future

Experiencing Sustainability Issues - Experience Your Plastic Future 

When & Where:

Tuesday 6th to Sunday 11th March, 2018 (12h00 to 18h00)
Location: Incubator One
Arts Work of the Future Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London 

Names of those involved in the Team: 


Khyrham Tose, Pascale Gourlay, Nur Abdullah-Perkins, Eunji Kim, Rob Wood.

External Collaborators: talks/videos/Skype contributors:

  • Prof Richard Thompson - (Plymouth University) Skype debate

  • Prof Ipsita Roy - (University of Westminster) Talk

  • Oliver Ticknell-Legislation- Skype/video

  • Thibaud Lecluse - VI sensory expert and immersive theatre (talk/activity)

  • Kings - talk on plastic fibres in the environment.

  • Jay Sinha - Life Without Plastics, video

  • Mr Inty Gronneberg - Dyson School of Design Engineering Research Design and Innovation Group (giving a talk)

  • Dr Richard Kinsley - Imperial College Lodnon

  • Michael Dixon - Snact

Invited Contributors and Participating Guests:

  • Annemarie Borg Composer, Tutor, Ocean Conservation Speaker (soundscape)

  • TIPA plastics (Nepal)

  • Snact (compostable packages of reused foods UK)

  • Purple Flame Aromatherapy ( extract Bladderwrack Fucus Vesticulosus Europe) Olfactory sense-scape

  • Muji (Aroma Diffuser) Olfactory sense-scape



Experiencing your Plastic Future: Presenting a multisensory underwater environment representing two alternative futures – continuing the current path, or changing to a sustainable path. The audience are invited to participate in changing the installation by making choices about their use and waste of plastics. 

Khyrham will be presenting live Zooplanton he has cultured, to the public, using two microscopes lent by Marylebone Boys’ School seeing how they respond to microplastics in samples of Thames water he collects himself.

The audience are also invited to make packaging choices and to admit their recent plastics behaviour and are invited to add cardboard fish that have ingested plastic or healthy fish that are suitable for food, to the installation.

The left side of the installation will show the plastic build up and toxic results of non-recyclable, non-compostable plastics. The right side shows the healthy for the sustainable future.

Pascale and Nur will introduce sustainability issues, tackled by the invited speakers, growing bioplasticsfrom bacteria, making and using compostable plastics, the issues of plastics in our oceans, machines for cleaning up the ocean floor and more.

The appearance of the installation and the multi-sensory aspects, light, sound, and scent, and the setting up, have been contributed to by 5 artist/collaborators including Eunji from Wimbledon who is a theatre and show designer from Wimbledon. 

The multi-sensory nature of the installation links with Thibaud Lecluse participatory talk around sensory disabilities and heightened sensory perception with non visual stimuli. 

Links of collaborators:

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