Plastic Scoop

Plastic Scoop draws on contemporary narratives to express the ways in which our anxiety and fears about ocean pollution, plastic waste and global heating are presented. The film features gleaned archival moving image material and cinema footage from early ocean exploration, including nasa sound recordings with his own created and directed in-game Grand Theft Auto machinima. Working in cooperation with Dr Mandy Bloomfield and the English faculty students at the University of Plymouth through discussion and workshops the film was co-developed through the exchange of ideas and concepts. This film combines lingering temporal seascapes with faster paced violent action scenes. …

PLASTIC PORNOGRAPHY

IS MY BRAIN BEING POLLUTED BY PLASTIC PORNOGRAPHY? By Andy Hughes | © 2018   A web search for the definition of pornography results in the following explanation; 1) the depiction of erotic behavior (as in pictures or writing) intended to cause sexual excitement, 2) material (such as books or photographs) that depicts erotic behavior and is intended to cause sexual excitement, 3) the depiction of acts in a sensational manner so as to arouse a quick intense emotional reaction. I have been thinking for quite some time about the proliferation of a kind of imagery that also aspires to …

Nash Pilgrimage

Plastic Pilgrimage: My Paul Nash Last week I traveled along the coast from Cornwall through Dorset, Somerset and towards the Kent Coast, completing my journey at Dungeness. Over the recent past, I’ve been drawn to works by Nash. In particular his writings and visualizations of inanimate objects and his depiction of wrecked materials. Totes Meer has a particular resonance with me. His suggestions of presence in the material depicted in this scene resonate with my own practice. Paul Nash (11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946) was a British surrealist painter and war artist, as well as a photographer, writer and …