Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals

Beyond Drifting, (c) Mandy Barker
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  • Year: 2017
  • Place: Cobh
  • Land: Ireland (51.8500947,-8.294279) centr.
  • Category: Ecosystems/ Flora/ Fauna, Pollution/ Destruction/ Toxins, Waste/ Recycling/ Upcyling, and Water/ Body of water
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Imitating former biological research and the presentation of its results, Barker’s photographic series BEYOND DRIFTING: IMPERFECTLY KNOWN ANIMALS depicts plastic debris in a similar way to how scientists had recorded their findings about plankton in the 1800s. She brings together former methods of science and the modern global problem of marine plastic waste. Fascination for the seemingly animate microscopic beings collides with the realization of the omnipresence of life-endangering plastic particles in the global seas. >>

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