© Studio Kat Austen, Kelli Gedvil

© Studio Kat Austen, Kelli Gedvil


Participatory Artistic Research: Exploring Airborne Microplastics

5:30 - 8 pm

Microplastics are tiny particles of plastic found everywhere across the planet. The majority of plastic in the environment today is made from petrochemicals. Released into the environment continuously for decades, plastic and microplastic particles accumulate. As long-lived traces of human activity, microplastics can now be detected almost everywhere – even in the remotest areas. Building on her previous DIY research into microplastics in soil and water ecosystems and how they coexist with trees and rocks, join artist Kat Austen for these first explorations into catching airborne microplastics using adapted fog-catchers. Presented in the context of the NEUSTART Kultur funded installation of Stranger to the Trees in Großer Wasserspeicher in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, this workshop involves participatory research into the reverberations of petrochemical products.

Meeting point in the courtyard of the Museum Pankow
Registration: studio@katausten.com

The presentation of Stranger to the Trees by Kat Austen in cooperation with postgallery.online is supported by Neustart Kultur.

Fossil Experience is supported by Stiftung Kunstfonds, LOTTO-Stiftung Berlin, and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, kindly supported by Förderband Kulturinitiative Berlin.

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