Modern Fossils

2017

When we say fossils, we mean all the remains and traces of plants and animals that are preserved in rocks. A fossil and plastic both don’t perish, that is why I want to use the plastic waste from the city. I will use the city as a mould to create the modern fossils. The plastic waste gets a second, longer and more beautiful life. For the city it will improve the plastic problem and for the tourists it will be a way to remember and feel the city forever.

Plastic waste from Rotterdam.

heating the plastic so it becomes liquid.

I choose a spot or  an object in Rotterdam what is typical for the city. And pour the liquid plastic over it to copy it.

Photography by Cyrus Feiz and Roy de Regt

Videography by Mickey Verbist and Roy de Regt

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Modern Fossils

When we say fossils, we mean all the remains and traces of plants and animals that are preserved in rocks. A fossil and plastic both don’t perish, that is why I want to use the plastic waste from the city. I will use the city as a mould to create the modern fossils. The plastic waste gets a second, longer and more beautiful life. For the city it will improve the plastic problem and for the tourists it will be a way to remember and feel the city forever.

Plastic waste from Rotterdam.

heating the plastic so it becomes liquid.

I choose a spot or  an object in Rotterdam what is typical for the city. And pour the liquid plastic over it to copy it.