The Wake UP! Memorial

Contaminated Progress

Towards a plastic free environment

Contaminated Progress
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

The private and industrial use of plastic is contaminating meanwhile the living environment on Earth so profoundly, that micro-plastic can be proven in nearly all living resources for animals, plants and not to forget the human individual. It is no question of an ideological view any more, but a survival necessity to ban plastic in any form from the cycle of life. Who will win the race? Ecology or economy?

In September 2019, The New Museum of Networked Art – was supporting the initiative for a plastic free Kolkata (India) by launching the video art screening program “Contaminated Progress” – which became part of “The 1 Minute Before 12 Memorial @ The Wake Up! Memorial, and can now reviewed online in full length below–>

review part I
Robert Dohrmann (USA) – All Systems Go – Neil Armstrong, 2009, 3:16
Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy) – 370 New World, 2014, 5:07
Anna Garner (USA) – Sequential Interaction (USA), 2013, 1:54
Brit Bunkley (New Zealand) – Fleeced,2009, 4:22
Paul Turano (USA) – Toxic Red Sludge, 2010, 5:00
Ben Fox (UK) – Recent Tactile Nonsense, 2012, 2:17
Manuel Ferrer and Alena Mesarosova (Spain/Slovakia) – Irreal Time, 2012, 3:30
Diego de Los Campos (Uruguay) – Still Life, 2012, 2:28


review part II

Luis Patino (Spain) – Echoes of the Forest, 2012, 6:52
Francois Knoetze (South Africa) – Paper, 2012, 5:00
Kristina Frank (Sweden) – Earth One Minute, 2013, 1:42
Javier Velasquez Cabrero (Spain) – My City a Bit Cleaner From Advertising, 2012, 6:00
Cinzia Sarto (Italy) – A Dirty Holiday, 2005, 7:00


review part III
Claudia Borgna (Italy) – Sweep and Weep, Weep and Sweep, Under, Over, In, Out, Away, 2010, 11:09
Carolin Koss (Finland) – Plastic Child, 2016, 12:11
Francois Knoetze (South Africa) – Plastic, 2012, 5:00
Liu Wei (China) – Hopeless Land, 2009, 7:28

Laura & Sira Cabrera (Spain) - Climate Disorder, 2019, 4:18
Laura & Sira Cabrera (Spain) – Climate Disorder, 2019, 4:18
Susanne Wiegner (Germany) - Listen 2019, 3:20
Susanne Wiegner (Germany) – Listen 2019, 3:20

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