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 microplastic can be proven in nearly all living resources for animals, plants and not to forget the human individual. It is no question of an idiological 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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