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2018 – ongoing

STEINREICH

200 pieces
Ø each 20 – 25 cm
One third of the world's microplastics in the sea comes from synthetic clothing. Tiny fibers peeling away during the washing process are not filtered out by wastewater treatment plants and end up in the water cycle. In the oceans, the microplastic either forms huge garbage patches or it enters the food chain or it forms plastiglomerates, a new type of rock made of microplastic and various organic components.
Finally my research about microplastics endet up in an exploration about the raw materials for our clothing. Shocked by the waste of textiles and resources together with the enormous pollution, I started condensing textile trash into “stones” by felting. Therefor I recycled old clothes mostly made of synthetic fibers and raw wool, which was thrown away due to inadequate profitability.
Using these felted stones I create various installations on the subject of environmental pollution caused by textiles.
Sources:
IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources)
GSA (Geological Society of America)
Medium: old clothes, raw wool
Technique: installation, felting
Installations:
Steine im Wandel, St. Thomas am Blasenstein
Steinreich, Open Ending, Linz
Stille, Zeugfärberei Gutau

Steinreich, 2022.
Steinreich, 2022.
Steinreich, 2022.
Steinreich, 2022.
Steinreich, 2022.
Steine im Wandel, St. Thomas am Blasenstein, 2022.
Steine im Wandel, St. Thomas am Blasenstein, 2022.
Steine im Wandel, St. Thomas am Blasenstein, 2022.
Steine im Wandel, St. Thomas am Blasenstein, 2022.
Steine im Wandel, St. Thomas am Blasenstein, 2022.
Steinreich, OpenEnding Atelierhaus Ledigenheim, Linz, 2021.
Steinreich, OpenEnding Atelierhaus Ledigenheim, Linz, 2021.
Stille, Zeugfärberei Gutau, 2020.
Stille, Zeugfärberei Gutau, 2020.
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