FEDERATION OF PLASTIC
by Moin Rafik
Federation of Plastic is Facility that explores the potential use of algae for production of Bioplastic, as a response to the growing problem of plastic contamination in River Thames and in the wider context of oceans around the world. The chosen site is located within Tilbury Port. The mere act of packaging sheet material as it cools and passes through rollers, becomes a form of theatre, the cinematic aspect of manufacturing is showcased - something that is usually only used and found behind plastic factory’s, is made into a public spectacle. Locals are able to pass through using the ramps and wonder the kinetic gardens. The kinetic gardens draw from the movements of the robotic arms in the algae pools, forming as sculptures and markers of continuous production and renewal of existing habits.