PET Project

Eduardo Srur has just installed an interesting piece along the Tietê River in São Paulo. This piece is made up of 30 inflatable bottles, each about 40 feet in length. The brightly coloured bottles along the shore are meant to draw attention to the pollution in the river as well as the need for all of us to think about the lasting environmental impacts of our commodity culture. What I find particularly striking about this installation is the juxtaposition of the all-too-familiar shape of the plastic beverage bottle with the polluted river water which is, of course, unsafe to drink.

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