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miyuki kasahara
artist studio:
Acme studios
33 Orsman Road, Hackney
London N1 5RA


Title of work Civilisation
Date of work 2015
Medium Installation
Found objects, skull
Exhibited Venue Royal Festival Hall, London (2016), The Crypt gallery, London & Q Park Chinatown, London (2015)

This installation resembles the remains of an Albatross using a thousand materials all used and thrown away by us. I collected these materials during walks along the Thames beach.

Global production of plastic now stands at 288 million tonnes per year (2014), of which 10% ends up in the ocean. Most of that - 80% - comes from land-based sources. Litter gets swept into drains, and then goes into rivers, and then ends up in the sea. Scientists have predicted last year that nearly every seabird (99%) will have eaten plastic by 2050 because of marine pollution.

Midway Atoll (U.S) in the North Pacific Ocean, although it is located over 2000 miles away from human habitation receives a large amount of marine debris, 90% of which is plastic. Of the 1.5million Laysan Albatross inhabiting Midway, nearly all are found with plastic in their digestive systems.