TRACING AFTERLIVES
Conclusion for Approach Two:

Material Experiments

While at first it was disheartening that nothing was made in this round of experimentation, the act of imagining and exploring particular scenarios highlighted ideas to explore further. Through these experiments I began to speculate and consider what these plastics could be saying and representing. They introduced potential stories about how plastics exist outside of humans, and how they will do so for a very long and deep timespan. My intentions in this research thus shifted to expand upon, articulate and access these stories as a way to facilitate ecological thought and dialogue in consumers, and are continued in later experiments.