Eleny Kasemets

Plastic Edges out the Forest

An Open Air Exhibition and Installation, Tallinn 2014

Nõmme Park Forest has stood here strong for the past hundred or so years. Consisting mainly of heathland and pine forest tracks, it is mixed with hardwood forest on the wettest areas of Mustamäe slopes and Glehni park, and sprucefir and mixed forest to the east and west sides of Kadaka Boulevard.

The plastic film is made of polyethylene — the most widely used plastics and polymers of ethylene, with a production volume of almost 80 million tons a year. Polyethylene is obtained by the catalytic polymerization of ethylene starting monomer. It does not decompose naturally and emits toxic gases when burning. Arguably it may persist a thousand years.

This is the space. Plastic space inside the forest space. Created by a mysterious Joint Author, in whom dissolve the creative minds of the IV year students of Estonian Academy of Arts.

What will happen next?

Will the plastic film vanish and the forest remain?

Will the forest vanish and plastic edge out?

Film, armchair, clay sculpture, door
1800×2500×2500 cm, 2014

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Clay, iron, wood, acrylic
70×40×40 cm, 2014