We explore the diverse aspects and possibilities of plastics in known fields through an experiment on plastic scrap.
With the rapid development of petrochemistry after World War II, plastics have entered human life from the laboratory, resulting in various of its applications to every life corner around us in a short period. Compared with other materials, plastics are far more industrial than technological, with electronic machinery almost entirely controlling the production process. Besides high technical thresholds, it is also difficult for the public to access the production, thus causing an inadequate understanding of plastic products, which is of extensive usage.
Plastic being cheap and easy to mass-produce, our lives become packed full of plastic products. In Taiwan, high-chroma, solid-colored plastics are scattered in every corner of our everyday life, from yellow sauce jars in breakfast shops to red plastic chairs at street stalls. Colorful plastics blend out Taiwan's appearance, indirectly forming the daily aesthetics of the common Taiwanese.
The scrap that remains from mass production is something that most people have never seen in their memories of plastic. The soft or hard conditions of different plastics shape linear or lumpy colorful scraps. We take these non-human products as the basis of art forms, ranging from familiar materials to unfamiliar shapes, enabling the undefined organic objects to arouse the public's sense of plastic usage from distinctive outlooks.
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